Catherine de’ Medici, the Florentine wife of King Henri II if France had lived from 1519-1589. The mother of three kings and two queens and also the Queen regent for her son Charles IX who was only 10 when he was named King of France. She has been widely linked to witchcraft and rumored to have dabbled in poising of her enemies. But it’s the story of her death that’s interesting. Catherine was a big believer in astrology and counted Nostradamus as one of her closest advisers. One of her advisors, Como Ruggeri told her she would die near Saint-Germain. In the midst of building the Palais du Tuileries, near the Eglise Saint Germain l’Auxerrois, she abruptly moved to the Hôtel de Saissons on the right back near what is now Les Halles. In January 1589 on her death bed she called for a priest. In the last hours of her life she asked him his name, he whispered, Julien Saint-Germain. She is laid to rest alongside her husband Henri II in not one but two monuments built to them inside the Basilique Saint-Denis, where most of the Royal history of France can be found. Just a short metro ride out of Paris, it’s not to be missed. #paris#basiliquesaintdenis#catherinedemedici#visitparis#parishistoryavecclaudine#myparis#parisjetaime#32joursavenir
You'd usually picture two parallel towers whenever Notre-Dame is mentioned but I tried to capture it from a different view-point. (Although, if you observe, you can see them in the picture too)
The church is French-Gothic architecture at its finest. Some beautiful sculptures and stained glass paintings can be found inside. 🌸
One of my personal favourites.
Quand Paris 🇫🇷 est sous un si beau ciel bleu et que cela nous met d’humeur bohème 🙃.. quand Paris se met en mode ‘nature’ ... quand le moderne côtoie l’ancien et que cela s’harmonise .. mur végétal dans une boutique high-tech #paris#parisienne#france#parisjetaime#parislove