Don’t let the quaint exterior of Notre-Dame-des-Sablons Church deter you from stepping inside. We’ll take a look at that in a moment, but first I must apologize. The lighting inside Notre-Dame-des-Sablons is low and the color hideous. As such, I had to shoot in JPEG with the camera set in handheld night mode, which gave me adequate shutter speeds but made color correction almost impossible. Here’s an example of what I mean.
Yuck, right? Sorry about that. Still, not all the interior shots came out quite so tainted.
Still, it’s a shame that flash photography is not allowed here. That might have helped, but I understand that electronic flashes are distracting to others, and may cause damage to ancient artifacts.
I’ll just photo gallery the rest of today’s interior shots, and then we’ll move on to Place Saint Louis (Saint Louis Plaza) just outside the church:
Okay, now that I have my hideous photography out of the way (again, my apologies), let’s head on out to Saint Louis Plaza. It’s here that you’ll find the social center of this walled city, with many cafés and restaurants surrounding a park-like setting:
In the center of the plaza you’ll find a statue of King Louis IX, also known as Saint Louis:
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