Since arriving in Paris, I have seen a lot - the Arc de Triomphe (The grave of the unknown soldier is under the arch), the Assemblée Nationale, which seats the French Parliament, and was designed by Giardini and Gabriel in 1728, the Notre Dame Cathedral - an Impressive Gothic cathedral that was the inspiration for Victor Hugo's novel "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," and the Sacré Coeur - a church perched on top of the highest point in Paris. Behind the church is the artists' area. We also went to the Louve, where we saw the Mona Lisa and the Venus De Milo. Tomorrow we will go to the Eiffel Tower.
My Parisan friend Anne-Laure has been kind enough to offer me shelter, and also show me around Paris. She also introduced me to her very lovely Parisan friends (the introductory kissing took some getting used to at first!) as well as wine, sausage, and cheese.