07-26-2016 (Part 1/3) – Paris: Saint-Chapelle, Conciergerie, Panthéon, Luxembourg Gardens
Even though Generator Hostel is pretty good in terms of the amenities and cleanliness, I really don’t like the idea that I have to pay to store my luggage even when I am staying in the same hostel the next day.
Wanted to go back to Notre Dame de Paris again because of the free admission, and apparently, I could go to the top for a scenery view. The line was also very long today, so I moved on to another tourist attraction.
The Sainte-Chapelle is a royal chapel in the Gothic style, within the medieval Palais de la Cité, the residence of the Kings of France until the 14th century, on the Île de la Cité in the heart of Paris, France.
Free entrance for EU national 26 or under. I could skip the line and got in immediately.
This is one of the best chapel I have ever visited. The moment I stepped in, all I said was “wow, wow, wow!” I was just too fascinated to see how gorgeous it was. I couldn’t believe what I saw with my eyes. It was just stunning to see how every glass has a unique design, and you were able to tell story from each and every glass.
Next to La Sainte-Chapelle is the Conciergerie.
The Conciergerie is a building in Paris, France, located on the west of the Île de la Cité (literally “Island of the City”), formerly a prison but presently used mostly for law courts. It was part of the former royal palace, the Palais de la Cité, which consisted of the Conciergerie, Palais de Justice and the Sainte-Chapelle. Hundreds of prisoners during the French Revolution were taken from the Conciergerie to be executed by guillotine at a number of locations around Paris.
It’s hard to imagine how many people were imprisoned here in the hall when the hall was packed with people, and of course, a lot of innocent people were wrongfully imprisoned here, where the hygiene condition was poor.
This place used to be a kitchen.
European fast food always have better ingredients.
The Panthéon is a building in the Latin Quarter in Paris. It was originally built as a church dedicated to St. Genevieve and to house the reliquary châsse containing her relics but, after many changes, now functions as a secular mausoleum containing the remains of distinguished French citizens.
People playing boats