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 Zodiacs & Monthly Labours

 

 

The Louvre One - Italian Paintings

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Becket's Boxed Bits

 

Cluny Museum

Old Mantlepiece

 

Restaurant

 

 

 

 

La Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Louvre Museum One - The Italian End

da Vinci and Veronese face off in Room 6 of the Denon wing of the Louvre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Louvre Museum Two

 

 

 

 

Old Mantlepiece

 

 

Cluny Museum of the Middle Ages (Paris)

 

(Musée National du Moyen Age - Thermes de Cluny)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saint Thomas (Becket) Reliquary Box - The Louvre

Saint Thomas (Becket) Reliquary Box - Cluny Museum

 

Becket's Boxed Bits

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basilique St-Germain-des-Prés

 

 

 

Harpies (now in the Cluny Museum in Paris) from the long gone cloister of the Abbey (now Basilique) of St-Denis - Abbot Suger's "first Gothic church".

 

 

 

 

Basilique St-Denis

 

 

Zodiac and Monthly Activity reliefs on the west doors of St-Denis

 

 

 

 

 

The Restaurant

 

 

Au Pied de Fouet - 3 rue Saint Benoit

 

A genuine left bank eatery in an area where most of these have become overpriced and under qualitied.

 

Here, the Dom's new friend, the irrepressible Emilie, will offer you in addition to the menu, a choice of two entrée and two main course plâts de jour which change each day and were consistently excellent on the 5 consecutive relaxed evenings the Dom spent there.  Thanks to Emilie, Jean-Francois and chef Sebastien.  Closed on Sundays.

 

The original restaurant (still operating as a sister establishment at 45 Rue de Babylone, across the Bvd St-Germain) used to be a lunch rendezvous for postmen, who parked their horses and carts outside, and took their horse whip (fouet) into the restaurant and placed it in one of the wall mounted tubes (pieds) provided for the purpose.

 

 

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