In Paris, our Easter weekend began with an early morning stroll past Notre Dame, to check the state of the line to pay a visit. Each time we have passed by this week it has very been long, and this time was no exception, wrapping and weaving in front of the cathedral and extending a ways down a side street. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact Notre Dame celebrates its 850th anniversary this year, (amazing!) but at the same time I just have to ask myself what has happened to those days when you could walk by and simply stroll in at will? The lines have certainly surprised me on this trip to Paris!
So we kept walking, deciding to stop by again in the early evening right before closing.
Exploring the winding streets, one delight that continues to charm are the sweets!
And the windows were full of very chic Easter treats.
After a day of shopping and lots of stops for eating (I think we were all a little worn out!) we again wandered past Notre Dame. There is a wonderful little park on the far end of the cathedral - which on a warm day is a perfect place to sit and enjoy the scenery - but in cooler temperatures such as this keeping active is much smarter. Can you believe we actually saw a couple snow flakes earlier in the day?!
And a half hour before the doors of Notre Dame closed to tourists, the line was short and moving quickly, allowing us to pay a visit to this stunning structure and watch preparations for the Easter Sunday services.
Have a wonderful Sunday!