Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack has a Glass theme this week. Here are my glass offerrings, all from France. On our recent trip we visited some of our favourite places, such as Brantome, where the wonderful glass blower Eric Simonin has his workshop. In Paris I was amazed to see the skylight in the artnoveau buildingGaleries Lafayette, and we visited The Louvre for the first time in ages descending into the old building through the glass pyramid in the courtyard. We always go into the cathedral of Notre Dame on Ile de la Cite, where there are some of the most glorious stained glass windows in the world. Here is the South Rose Window, a gift from the king Saint Louis in 1260.