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Did you know the Crown of Thorns (as in the Relics of the Passion, aka Jesus' crucifixion Crown) have been in Paris since King Louis IX (aka St Louis) bought it back from Venice? He originally built Sainte Chapelle to house it, but ever since Napoléon reinstated the churches after the French revolution, it's in Notre Dame Cathedral, where you can see it displayed at the 3pm mass every Friday during Lent (aka the time between Mardi Gras and Easter Sunday), or the first Friday at 3pm throughout the year. If you're Catholic, you can even kiss the crown after taking Communion. Just don't get caught trying to get a photo of it with your iPhone, okay?

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