One of my favorite things to do, as I have done here on my blog before, is to look at old prints and paintings of Paris as it once was. The Carnavalet Museum is one of the best places to do that in my opinion.
Would you believe that this is St Pierre, the tiny church up on top of Montmartre? I think I saw another old painting that showed a windmill on the top of it at one time. I need to take a closer look at the back of the church the next time I am up there. If you were looking from this angle today you would be near Sacre Coeur.
I love this one. It’s a view of the Seine with Pont Neuf in the background and the boats where women washed clothes in the water. Can you imagine taking your clothes there to get them washed? Apparantly, these washer women were a tough group of women who led the way to pick up Marie Antoinette when she was to be imprisoned.