Happy Easter Monday!!! We thought it would be cool, like a lot of other tourists today, to visit the great cathedral of Notre Dame on Easter Monday. The line ups were TOO LONG to go inside the historical cathedral!!!! So we continued exploring and stumbled upon sex clubs hidden within the streets of Ile de Louis!! Interesting that a world famous cathedral is located a stone’s throw from elite sex clubs!! Ahhhhh…..Paris!!!!!!!
The weather was CRAZY today and so romantic and fun!!! Stepping into cafes to get out of the downpours, to beautiful sunny skies to walking in a hail storm!!!
Each cafe had delicious food and unique atmospheres!!
Now we are home, cozy, warm and relaxing………
Love, Stephanie xo
Bar de Marche
It was pouring rain and we stepped inside for some breakfast!
I order Croque Madame Poilane avec Salade
Michael orders Omelette Jambon avec Salade
After breakfast Irish Coffee!!
Happy Dwarf and Relaxed Dwarf!!!
We stepped in to check out this gallery….
Artist: Carlos Mata
Artist: Carlos Mata
We turned a corner on Ile de la Cite and beyond the blossoms of springtime are the towers of Notre Dame!!!
Standing directly beneath the entrance!!
Walking around the courtyard.
The south side of the cathedral.
Flying buttresses and gargoyles.
A gargoyle on one of the flying buttresses spitting water after a sudden rain fall!!!
The South Rose Window
The rear of the church with a clear few of the flying buttresses.
Walking along this narrow street on Ile St. Louis…
….we stumble across Taken….an exclusive sex club.
Walking under Marie Bridge, one of three bridges connecting Ile St Louis to the Right Bank.
These trees have these crazy round buds that hang like Christmas ornaments!!
Back over on Ile de la Cite, we stop in for some lunch at a cafe across from Notre Dame. The cafe is called a l’ombre de Notre Dame
The view of Notre Dame from the cafe. This is one of two endless line ups to go inside the cathedral.
Looking out from our table
The back of the cafe!
Statue of Quasimodo
One of the booths.
Gargoyle above the tables!
We are enjoying hot wine while deciding what to order!
Michael orders lasagna.
I order french onion soup!
On our way back to our little home away from home in Paris….it starts to DOWNPOUR!!!
I stop into Paul pastry shop across the street from where we are staying to pick up a few treats!
As I walk to turn to the right to go into our apartment, the sun breaks during the rain!!