21 November 2009

Paris Weekend - Sainte Chapelle

The second day we went to the Sainte Chapelle which is a little known church located very near Notre Dame. This church "was built to house precious relics: Christ's crown of thorns, the Image of Edessa and thirty other relics of Christ that had been in the possession of Louis IX since August 1239, when it arrived from Venice in the hands of two Dominican friars." It was beautiful the morning we went since it was a little bit sunny but I can imagine it's much prettier on a really sunny afternoon. Also unfortunately, they were doing rennovations so you could not see some of the chapel. Nevertheless, here are the pictures...

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