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Wednesday, August 10: Notre Dame, bookstores

I managed to get up at a slightly more reasonable hour and get to Notre Dame at a time when the line was a little shorter. I wasn't as interested in it as in the Sainte-Chapelle, so I didn't spend as long. But I enjoyed looking at some of the stone carvings, and was also happy to get a ticket for a concert on Saturday.

I had a nice lunch at a restaurant somewhere on the left bank, with some kind of pâté, a mashed-potato-and-ground-meat thing that was more interesting than that makes it sound, some salad, crême brulée, and a couple glasses of the house red wine. Yum. I spent some time browsing in book shops on the left bank, then went back to the hostel early to take a short nap and then do some laundry.