Anyway, so we were on this 2-hour lunch cruise up and down the Seine. The food was excellent. For starters I had Caponata style vegetables (the only vegetables I had in Paris - and they were pickled!). For the main I chose the Chicken with Cous-Cous and Lemon Sauce. It was delicious. There were wines matched with each meal. We were supposed to have one glass with each course, but there was some kind of mix-up because it was the first week that the company was running lunch cruises (they had previously only run dinner cruises). The upshot was - there was too much wine. Oh dear! So we ended up getting one bottle per couple with each course. Yup. The waitress seemed quite horrified that Anth was drinking Red with his prawns and the same with me and my chicken. But it was right there on the table and we didn't want to waste it!
Before I'd drunk too much, I managed to get these photos:
The Pont Alexandre III with random cruisers in the foreground
The Eiffel Tower as it appears when I'm tipsy.
I did manage to get a few pictures, though:
The North transept (side entrance). Wow!!
Exterior of one of the aisles. Detail of the flying buttresses.
That is one gorgeous archivolt! The statues on the jamb aren't half-bad, either.
The Interior. My camera doesn't do so well in low light, so it's a bit blurry. Still amazing!