The 2 Kevins in Paris - 6/09

Arrival/Louvre Montmatre La Defense Notre Dame Acrobranche Dinner chez Trang Champs de Mars Paris by night Dinner chez Den Parc D'asterix

Notre Dame de Paris - Day 3 Con't

After Lunch at Hippopotamus, Den took both Kevins to le Quartier Latin (latin Quarter) in the 5th arrondissement.  The Latin Quarter is the oldest area in Paris.
Since the Middle Ages, the Latin Quarter has been an academic centre of knowledge and learning.   The Quartier Latin is home to a number of higher education establishments such as the University of Sorbonne,  École Normale Supérieure,  École des Mines de Paris , and the Jussieu university campus. 

Bridge over the Seine river diving the left and right bank.



Note Dame on the left.


Phung just finished his last exams and was able to go hang around the the boys.


The west Facade of Notre Dame.


Notre Dame de Paris is a Gothic cathedral on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité in the 4th arrondissement of Paris.   Notre Dame de Paris is widely considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture in the world.  The boys could not get inside the cathedral because the line was so long so they just take pictures of the front.


In the center of the facade is the Portal of the Last Judgment in the  west façade.  It was built in the 1220s-1230s.

Close up at the sculptures...

The Portal of the Virgin in the middle of the main entrance on the left side of the west façade. It was built in the 1210s-1220s

More close up at the sculptures.


Saint Michel/Saint Germain des Prés area.


Small street in the Quartier Latin filled with restaurants and shops. The Quartier Latin is known for its lively atmosphere and bistrosIt is so much fun to walk around this area.



Le Jardin des Tuileries

Le Jardin des Tuileries is the oldest park in Paris and it is one of the most popular public gardens in Paris.   Le Jardin des Tuileries is situated between Place de la Concorde and le Louvre at the beginning of the Axe Historique.   It is one of the favorite stop for tourists on sightseeing tours. The garden is relatively small, about 60 acres,  but richly decorated, with impressive sculptures crafted by prominent names as Rodin, Coysevox, Giacometti, Jean Dubuffet and many others. The oldest works date back to the 18th Century and are located in the Place de la Concorde section of the park.


Large pond in Jardin des Tuileries.  As you can see the Jardin des Tuileries is carefully groomed. 

When the sun comes out, the Parisians just go out to Park where they can soak in a few ray of sunshines.

Dinner at Mai's and Thierry's House

After a long day touring Paris, the boys stopped by Mai's (Hoa's sister) and Thierry's house for dinner.

Phung (Mai's son), Thierry, Mai, Kevin and Kevin posing in the backyard.


Definitely having some fun here....



Mai's and Thierry's backyard

Living room. 


The boys watching TV and resting a bit until dinner is served.

Phung and his mom






Our house


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