We bought the 4 day museum pass in Paris. There were 2 and 6 day available, but Chris thought we could get it all done in 4 and save more money. I donâ€™t think that he listened to the litany of things that I wanted to do, but I decided to let this one go and attempt the 4 day pass. Our first stop was the Cluny Museum of the Middle Ages with the Hughesâ€™. It was quite kick ass and I enjoyed all the history (tapestries, armor, stained glass, religious alters, etc.). It always amazes me what they accomplished in the Dark/Middle Ages, especially with the poor sanitation and limited knowledge. The world seemed to revolve around religion and as long as you were alright with God and his brimstone, maybe you could make it, of course you still had to dodge the biggies like the Plague and Typhoid.
After Cluny, parted with the Hughes, moved to another hostel (cheaper at 31 euro a night & way scarier), and then plotted my attack on the city and what was covered by the museum pass. So in the afternoon went to of course you guessed it Notre Dame Cathedral. OMG, it was amazing (and that was just the outside). Climbed to the top- 400 steps up in a narrow circular vertigo inducing staircase and finally made it up to the area of the gargoyles. Way cool! Oh and the view! Climbed higher and saw the bell tower (no Quasimodo or Esmerelda in sight though). After our fill of that took the 400 step staircase down. Once the outside was conquered, did the inside and the rose windows took my breath away. I canâ€™t describe finally seeing something in person that you have seen in pictures and movies your whole life. We lit candles and just communed with this amazing church that has stood for like 700 years.