"Everyone knows the more you wear pearls, little by little they become real....And isn't it the same with memories?" - The Madwoman of Chaillot

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Notre Dame and Baton Rouge

After eating we were ready to go! First a short walk to Notre Dame because we had never gone inside. 

The whole group outside Notre Dame

The main entrance

A very pretty inside

I love all the candles. Some churches have gone to little lights that go on for awhile to cut down fire hazard but I prefer the real candles!

 Very imports girl in the history of France. Yes, it's Joan of Arc.
Flying buttresses
Statue of St Jean-Paul. 

Then we made our way by metro to Monmartre, one of our favorite areas. Saw a few sights and then to the Baton Rouge bar, currently a very popular spot. At this address in 1944 was the bar Chez Fernand where my father visited as a GI after the liberation of Paris. 

To quote my brother 
"Big thrill for the Corrigan clan. We stopped here for drinks and dinner. My father stopped here at this same location and spent the afternoon drinking with his squadron buddies shortly after the liberation of Paris in 1944. The proprietor at the time asked them to pay their tab with K-rations since there was no food to buy with money." 

The postcard my father kept from the bar. 
A toast to Dad
At night on our balcony, we could hear jazz music played by musicians on the street.

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