Tuesday night we had the opportunity to listen to Vivaldi’s Four Season’s at the beautiful Sainte Chappell across from Notre Dame. The chapel was surrounded by stained glass windows and the violin concerto was elegant and peaceful.
On Wednesday, our last day in Paris, we visited the Montemartre district and took a walking tour of Moulin Rouge, Toulouse-Lautrec’s base, Pablo Picaso’s studio, Dalida’s House, and Van Gogh’s breakfast haunt. We also visited the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.
Early morning today we left Paris for Lille (northern France) to visit with Clarisse, one of our foreigh students who visited us 5 years ago. She has just finished her bachelor degree and is about to start her masters. It was a pleasure to spend a few hours with her, walking the town and getting to enjoy her company.
We plan to begin our Pilgrimage part of our journey after a day’s rest on Saturday. We are excited about the simple and meditative days ahead where life will become the simple task of living in the moment. Each day will be a new adventure that weaves itself into a tapestry of memories.