This will be the second part of of our Day 3 Trip in Paris. Walking around Louvre Museum was so tiring but I had so much appreciation of popular statues and pantings.
|Many of these stone carvings can be found inside the Louvre Museum.|
- The Pantheon
- Jardin du Luxembourg
- Notre Dame
- Sainte Chapelle
If you've been to Rome, you'll notice that the facade of this Pantheon is similar to that of Rome. It was made originally as church dedicated to St. Genevieve but nowadays it is maintained as a secular mausoleum. The Pantheon kept all the remains of distinguished people of France such as Voltaire, Victor Hugo and Marie Curie.
|Pediment of The Pantheon|
Look at this pediment, the detailed design is interesting by itself. But the motto written on it makes it more meaningful. That is "Aux grands hommes, la patrie reconnaissante" which means "To its great men, a grateful fatherland".
|Joan of Arc|
|La Convention Nationale (The National Convention)|
This statue at the far back of The Pantheon bears the symbol of France Marianne which is surrounded with soldiers and members of parliament. Underneath the figure of Marianne, there's a carved motto in French "Vivre libre ou mourir”. It means “To live free or die”.
|The Crypt. This is where the greatest people of France were entombed.|
Not far from The Pantheon is a garden known as Jardin du Luxembourg. It is the second largest public park in Paris. You'll also find the Luxembourg Palace inside this 22 hectares park.
|Entrance to the Luxembourg Palace and Gardens|
|One of the statues inside the Luxembourg Park with the view of The Pantheon.|
Another amazing spot in paris is the Sainte-Chapelle. It is a gem of High Gothic architecture. I can't deny that with the pretty elaborate design and structure of this building. We went into this place on our Day 4. We didn't have much time that afternoon to explore it.
Okay, after filling up our tummies with delicious foods, another museum won't hurt. So we headed to the Conciergerie. It was a palace and prison. It was the place where Marie-Antoinette was held.
|Marie-Antoinette's Cell at Conciergerie|
|Clothes in the 14th century|
We just walked from point A to Point B. Though the weather was really cold, still we enjoyed walking because everything we see in the streets amazed us. It is truly a beautiful city. We certainly didn't mind our heavy coats and shoes.
|Irish Pub on our way to The Pantheon|
|I was deceived by this painting Rue Lhomond Paris|
|What a lovely street to walk.|
|Not so busy road at Paris|
And that concluded our Day 3. See you on Day 4.