Finally, the blue sky appeared on the third day of our holiday. We switched from museum crawling to monument crawling. If I am to pick one place in Paris I love to hang out the most, that has to be the two islands – Ile de la Cité and Ile St-Louis – in the center of the city. These two islands are so tiny but yet, to me, they are the focal point of the numerous momuments in Paris. That is why when you climb the 387 steps and stand on the top of the south tower of Notre-Dame, you can see Sainte-Chapelle, Hôtel-Dieu, Palais de Justic, Arc de Triomphe, echoed by Grande Arche de La Défense to the west. Saint-Jacques Tower and Sacré-Cœur rise up over Montmartre to the north. To the east, the Bibliothèque Nationale and to the south, the Latin district and turning westwards, Les Invalides.
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