Monday, September 28, 2009

Day 28: Left Bank Walk

Today, our 28th day in Paris, we took the tour of the Left Bank recommended in Rick Steve's travel guide. We passed by the hotel where Oscar Wilde died ("Either this wallpaper goes or I do."). We also passed the famous cafes Les Deux Magots and Cafe Flore.

St. Germain-des-Pres is the oldest church in Paris, and is still painted in the medieval manner. The church of St. Sulpice plays an important role in Dan Brown's The DaVinci Code, and they make a point of refuting the notion that the church stands on the site of a pagan temple and that the "S" and "P" in the transept windows stand for "Priory of Sion." The church has a very nice Delacrox painting of Jacob Wrestling the Angel.

Lunch was duck breast and grilled vegetables for me and Salade Nicoise for the co-diner.

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