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Video: Building a Gothic Church with 13 Tourists

10/21/2016 07:00pm ET | Updated October 22, 2017
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One of my great joys as a tour guide is teaching art and architecture in a way that makes it both fun and meaningful. And a good way to do that is by building a Gothic church out of 13 tourists. Join me here with my happy tour group, just before going into Sainte-Chapelle in Paris (a cathedral of glass built about 750 years ago to house the Crown of Thorns), as I prep my group for this wonderful experience.

I am so happy that each year our team of guides at Rick Steves' Europe Tours share their passion for European history, art, and culture in creative ways like this with nearly a thousand tour groups -- each one as fun-loving, curious, and eager to learn as mine has been. Happy travels!

(Follow along on my travel blog and on Facebook as I guide the Rick Steves Europe Tours Best of Europe in 21 Days Tour.)

(This post originally appeared at blog.ricksteves.com/blog/sainte-chapelle.)