The next day we visited the Sacré-Cœur Basilica which is a basilica located at the highest point in the city of Paris. It took many steps to get up there, but we made it and the view from the top was amazing. No photos were allowed inside unfortunately so I just took photos of the exterior.
Afterwards we went to the Catacombs; I was super excited to explore the underground cemetery that holds about 6 million people. We walked down a narrow, spiral staircase to get to the cemetery, and to come back up . . . I swear, I lost my breathe at one point. It seemed to go on forever or until I was able to see daylight again!
Afterwards, we had lunch at Hippopotamus restaurant which was close to the exit of the Catacombs. Of course, they served “American” food.
We then went to Jardin du Luxembourg (Luxembourg Gardens) which is the second largest public park in Paris. We sat around there for a while until we decided to move on to our other stops before the day ended. Yes, we did a lot in one day!
This is how the Latin Quarter looks in the daytime. Still busy, but not as crazy. We were on our way to the Notre Dame Cathedral.