A Final Day in Paris

by Gianmarco Massameno

 

Today marked the last full day of our time in Paris, and so we each explored some remaining sights with the day’s ample free time (except for those of us who caught-up on some needed sleep in the morning).  Many of us explored the various Paris markets in search of souvenirs for ourselves or loved ones, while others visited the majestic stained glass of the Saint Chapelle, and the treasures of the Louvre and Musée D’Orsay.  We then all reconvened at Saint Séverin for a beautiful organ recital of Duruflé, Bach, Frescobaldi, Dumage, and Bach by Thomas Kientz, a student of Olivier Latry and Michel Bouvard at the Paris Conservatory.  A delectable three hour long dinner at Le Petite Prince de Paris followed (thanks to Caroline Robinson for the recommendation), after which we enjoyed a restful walk along the Seine on our way back home to bed.

 The interior of St. Eustache

The interior of St. Eustache

 David with the Mona Lisa!

David with the Mona Lisa!

 A trip to the Musée d’Orsay!

A trip to the Musée d’Orsay!

 The organ of St. Séverin

The organ of St. Séverin

 Noel watches his crème brûlée being prepared.

Noel watches his crème brûlée being prepared.

 Evening walk along the Seine

Evening walk along the Seine

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