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The Chapel of the Holy Grail claims to hold THE Holy Grail. It has even been certified by the late Pope John Paul as almost certainly being one of several potential candidates for being the One True Grail.

We went off in search of the Grail and actually got a little lost. We were pretty sure we knew where it was, but not absolutely certain. Cynthia mused at the conundrum of having to actually utter the sentence “Excuse me, but we seek the Holy Grail.” It just sounded ridiculous.

We did find it on our own, avoiding having to answer these questions three or being taunted by French guards, tricked by Grail Maidens or menaced by a bunny rabbit with huge gnashing teeth.

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The Grail is back in a special chapel and behind bulletproof glass and the closest you can get to it is about 20-30 feet so it is not possible to truly scrutinize the relic.

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William The Sheepie was in awe of seeing the Grail, much as he was in awe of being blessed by the Pope when we were in Rome.

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Of course we needed proof we’d found it

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What… is your quest?
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9 thoughts on “What… is your quest?

  • March 19, 2009 at 8:39 am
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    Seems a little fancy for Jesus. The one in the Indiana Jones movie was more believable.

  • March 19, 2009 at 8:49 am
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    The grail is a plain stone cup. The adornment was added by the church.

  • March 19, 2009 at 8:51 am
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    Ahh ok. That makes more sense, then.

    Hehehehehe… “plane”

    I saw that. 🙂

  • March 19, 2009 at 9:09 am
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    William is a sheep-ee not a sheep-ul? Well darn, and here I thought he was cutting-edge. He should change his name to Sheeple, ya know, because it rocks harder than Sheepie.

  • March 19, 2009 at 10:37 am
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    I am reallly enjoying your trip jay….I wish I was there….looks amazing…

  • March 19, 2009 at 11:28 am
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    “The grail is a plain wooden cup. The adornment was added by the church.” This is true of so many things. 🙂

  • March 20, 2009 at 6:40 am
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    It all seems so…anticlimactic. I bet you weren’t even chased by an albino monk. Maybe that’s the final Secret of the Grail, that anyone can go have a look Tues-Sunday, 8am-12pm and 3-8pm, except holiays.

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  • November 19, 2009 at 3:51 pm
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    found this page randomly jumping around on google. i think that place looks really cool!

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