Sunday, January 01, 2006

Paris Via `Da Vinci Code'

PARIS -- St. Sulpice on the Left Bank of the Seine is a regal 17th-century church, but has never been much of a tourist draw. After all, it's not easy competing against Paris' many crown jewels: the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower and the Bastille. Just within the neighborhood, the church of St. Germain des Pres is better known. And unlike Paris' well-attended showpieces, St. Sulpice shows its age. One of its two towers is wrapped in a protective shroud of scaffolding, a belated refurbishment, but the inside is brown around the edges -- like the pages of an old book. [More]


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