|35, rue des Ecoles 75005 Paris|
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|View of the Pantheon from the rue des Ecoles with Hotel Saint-Jacques on the left.|
|Across the rue des Ecoles from my hotel room|
|Scale model of the Pantheon|
|In the central domed hall of the Pantheon...a monument celebrating Napoleon's triumphant return to Paris|
|In the central hall, Fourcault's Pendulum|
When you leave the Pantheon, enjoy a leasurely cafe au lait nearby and then stroll over to the musee de Cluny. Because the tapestries are so fragile, the lighting is kept very low. Therefore, some of the photographs are very muted, but I think they illustrate the beauty of these exceptional textiles. There are dozens on exhibit, so be prepared to spend an hour or two lost in the Middle Ages!
|The entrance to the museum|
|Most of the tapestries illustrate the daily lives of both aristocrats and commoners|
|Isn't she beautiful!|
|Lady of the Unicorns|
|A small portion from the "Retable de la Passion". 14th century bois polychrome|
*All photos above taken by author with the exception of the last two.