- 6/2004


Street of Paris 

-   St.Eustache 

-   Pantheon

-   Louvre

St. Emilion

-   Chateau

-   Dinner @ Chateau


-   Wine Tasting

Carcasonne Aubenas Troyes


-   Covent Market


Saint Eustache Cathedral

Saint Eustache Cathedral is famous for its richly decorated exterior, for its pipe organ and for holding the tombs of famous French Citizens,  such as Molière, Richelieu, and the marquise de Pompadour. The work of the  cathedral began in the 16th century and was finished in the following century. The Cathedral distinguishes itself by a variety of architecture: the exterior belongs to the Gothic - like Notre Dame, but the interior's decoration is done in the Renaissance style.  

Overview of Saint Eustache Cathedral


 Note the contrast in color between the left side and the right side of the Cathedral.  The left side have been cleaned up and is now bright and shinny vs. starting from the Entrance and to the right side,  which you can see is dark and gray.


High above the floor the pipe organ.  They are gigantic!

Interesting that they put a modern statue (huge head and hand) right in the court before the entrance of the Cathedral.

High vault with beautiful stained class windows.

Kevin is posing in front of la Pieta, which depicts the Virgin Mary holding the body of her son Jesus Christ after his death.  This theme have been created in many different forms by various painters. The most famous one is the one in the Vatican by Michaelangelo


Look in the background and you will notice that it is very decorative.  Too bad we did not take pictures of the gargoyles.

They were pretty grotesque but intriguing...


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