We walked down to look at Notre Dame, I don't know how many times we've done this now but its always nice to see the sparrows being fed and the see Charlemagne on horseback - a great piece of sculpture it is to the right of the cathderal. I've always felt the rear of Notre Dame is the most restful - the tourists don't seem to admire the flying buttresses and its peacefulness. I guess if they did, it wouldn't be so peaceful.
It's the way we make our way to I'lle Saint Louis, the other island in the Seine. It was named after King Louis IX. Walking the streets of the island is a delight, not to be taken too quickly. Take a stop for an espresso in the mid morning, find a place to lunch with a glass of wine and then wander around to find the magic Ice Cream shop before walking off home.
|We crossed the pont from I'lle de la Cite to I'Ile Saint Louis for a relaxing day's walk of discovery.|
|But before leaving I'Ile de la Cite, we took in the more peaceful rear view of Notre Dame.|
|And it seemed that we were not the only ones with a quiet walk.|
Some as couples!
|Some on their way - somewhere!|
|And others maybe shopping or on their way back to work?|
|No matter where you are in Paris, there's always a Deux Cheveau lurking in the streets.|
|Although we spent on coffee, lunch and Ice Cream, all our other shopping was only window shopping.|
|And there were plenty of windows to view,|
I'd rather watch Le Tour at home back in Australia when I can see it in full, and view the wonderful coverage of the countryside from the helicopter cameras. What about those close up footages from the motorbike as the competitors grimace their way up the steepest alps of France.
No - We'll stay home in July when France is at its hottest.