Our last day on our own, we decided to take in some of the more unusual offerings from the Paris Visite Pass. This is one of the great metro stations. Recently renovated with alphabet tiles.
From the Picasso we left the city again and headed out to St. Denis and the tomb of the kings. In this catherdral are the grave of most kings of France before 1800.
Very odd. The tomb of Francois I is shared by his son, not his wife. And both of the reclined statues on the top of the graves are fully nude.
Tomb of Catherine de Medicci.
Very odd contemporary art project of immigrant women. The pictures are meant to show a life left behind. A bit creepy, especially since there were twelve of them all lined up in the alcoves of the crypt.
When they excavated under the cathedral they found graves dating back to 500 AD. Interesting. It was a graveyard before it was a church.