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Friday, June 24, 2011

Vezelay, Chartes, and Paris

Today we woke up early so we could once again get on the road. We left the rolling hills and headed towards Paris. We stopped at Vezelay and saw the cathedral. It was really pretty, but the rest of our group got to experience rural France a.k.a the bathrooms were holes in the ground. Anyways at the church we saw the crypt and a tympanum. After grabbing a quick snack we headed to the road again. About an hour away from Chartes we had to go to yet another public restroom. This time, with some help about half the group got to go in the handicapped restroom with an actual toilet. When we arrived at Chartes it was under reconstruction, but its immense beauty was evident. Although the main rose window was covered, we got to see traditional gothic areas. We also got to see what restoration can do to an old church and how important it is to restore old buildings. We also saw first hand the damage done by smoke to churches. Our final leg of the day was Paris. We arrived and almost immediately set of to Montartre. We sat down at a little restaurant at the bottom of the hill and had a good meal. Then we headed to see the view. As the sun was setting the area was beautiful. We also spent time at the Place du Terte to finish out our trips shopping, and get a taste of Paris' night life.

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