After a few days at The Raphael we moved to another part of the city. It was a few blocks from the Champs-Elysees and provided us with an authentic taste of everyday life. This lovely view was enjoyed from our balcony most mornings and evenings.
After a quick bus ride, we found ourselves walking along The Seine River. The water level was dangerously high from record rainfall and flooding but it didn't effect our trip. The only thing we missed out on was a river cruise. If we are blessed with a return trip, I will add it to my must-do list!
The walk was half the fun as we meandered our way through the city.
Passing fun cafes and little coffee shops until we reached our destination.
It was magnificent.
Built for the sole purpose of housing The Passion relics of Louis IX...including the THE CROWN OF THORNS. The crown was placed upon this raised alter and remained before being moved to Notre Dame.
Each panel of stained glass depicts a story in the bible.
It was a way to educate non-readers on Christianity.
Saying it was beautiful would be an epic understatement.
To truly take it in, you must sit for a spell.
And let your eyes gaze over each detail. From the interior walls...
To the panels on the exterior doors. Here you see the story of Noah and The Ark.
Sainte-Chapelle. Standing in front of the alter that was once home to The Crown Of Thorns and "reading" the bible on stained glass, the way that people did hundreds of years ago, are experiences that I won't soon forget.