We were on our way to Sainte-Chapelle, which we missed seeing during our last visit. It's referred to as a "jewel of light". No wonder! The upper chapel is surrounded by stained glass windows and your breath is taken away the moment you step inside. It's a Gothic masterpiece which was started in 1244 or thereabouts -- one of Paris's oldest and most significant monuments. The photos convey nothing of the magic of the chapel.
We then went to Place de la Bastille. During the revolution, the prison that stood here was totally destroyed. The Colonne de Juillet (July Column) commemorates the events of the July 1830 revolution. Was that France's third revolution? They love revolutions! Vive la revolution!
This still photo will have to do for now. When we can shorten the video, and reduce its size, we'll post it on here as well. It's a spectacular sight.