St. Denis to Tuilleries

Reflective PyramidToday is the last day my aunts are visiting.  We took a metro trip up to St. Denis to see the basilica where the Gothic style started.  Do you love the light of Notre Dame or Sainte Chappelle?  If so, you have St. Denis Basilica to thank for that.  While there, you can visit the resting place for many kings.  And see where the headless martyr ended his journey.

On Fridays there appears to be a little market near the metro.  Some of the items are very cheap, but it is worth a stroll.  I found a skirt and gift for my mom.  The prices are much more reasonable than in the city center.

I wanted to walk after this, so I took the metro to the Tuileries.  I enjoy shuffling my feet through the gardens as I imagine they are my own, and my palace is just down the path.  They have wonderful reclined green chairs perfect for absorbing some needed sun.  As you can tell from my pictures, the sky was filled with interest today.

Since this is our last time together for awhile, we stopped at Chez Prune again for a late lunch.  Just as before, the food was flavorful and fresh.  I ordered something that turned out to be fish, and although I don’t care for fish, I gobbled up every bite of it.  Tonight the two of us left are playing it low key.  Maybe a bottle of wine on the canal.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Bishop Suger ftw! St. Denis really makes one appreciate all the beautiful Gothic architecture that was inspired by the west and east ends there.

  2. Heyjude says:

    Lovely food photos – again! Chez Prune also noted in my Paris list. Tell me, do you need to reserve a table at these restaurants for lunch, or can you just turn up?

    1. I’ve just showed up and had no problem getting a seat. I hope it will be the same for you!

  3. Great photos. I like how you slanted the Louvre pyramid to make it horizontal. I wish I’d thought of it.

    1. Thank you! I think I’m just trying to see commonly photographed sights in a new perspective. I’m sure nothing is new since so many people have been here and brought their cameras with them. I guess we just have to make a city our own, right?

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