Sainte-Chapelle, La Conciergerie, Notre Dame, and Berthillon Glacier

Written by John Leo Luecke ’19 to recount Friday, March 9, 2018:

Hey guys! John Leo here.


What a wonderful day in Paris! Despite the cold and the rain, we still enjoyed ourselves at Sainte-Chapelle, La Conciergerie, and Notre Dame.

Sainte-Chapelle was the personal chapel of Saint Louis. When you walk up to the second floor, you are amazed by very detailed stained glass windows that are over fifteen meters high. It was beautiful!

La Conciergerie, as one might expect, was very large and grand. Notre Dame was amazing, especially considering that it was built in the 12th century. The architecture is very detailed and colorful. We were able to go on top of it as well, climbing around 400 stairs. I broke my record for most steps today at a whopping 25,403 steps!

We ate pizza, pain au chocolat, and ice cream from the famous Berthillon’s, all of which was some of the best food I have ever consumed.

After this, some of us took the metro to La Défense with our exchange students and walked around. It’s really cool, I would highly recommend going there if you have the chance.

Overall, another great day. Looking forward to what tomorrow will bring.