Day 1& 2:

After our 6-hour plane ride we went through customs then met our tour guide Caroline Harrison and boarded our bus. We then headed to our hotel, the Princess Caroline, and got settled in. We then headed out to lunch and explored for the rest of the day. We stayed up for over 30 hours to avoid jet lag.

Day 3:

In the morning we went for a tours of the city. It was pretty informative, but we only got to see thing briefly. After our tour we spent the afternoon at Notre Dame and the Louvre. After dinner we went for an evening boat ride down the Seine River. It was very beautiful.

Day 4:

We took a day trip to two of the chateaux on the Loire Chambord and Chenonceau. They were so big. On our way back to the city we stopped in Ambose, which was a very small town with a lot of cute little shops, and also got a tour of a winery. That night we spent time at Montmartre and Turtle Square.

Day 5:

This was our free day, and we first went to a perfume factory called Fregonard. After that we split up, and some of the group went to the Latin Quarter for some shopping and the other half went to The Museum D’orsay. That night some of us went to a carnival in the Tuilleries Gardens and others went to the Arc of Triumph.

Day 6:

Our second day trip was to Chartres Cathedral, which is known for the unique shade of blue in its windows. Then we traveled to the palace of Versailles. Back in the city we choose to go to the Hard Rock Cafe for dinner and then headed up the Eiffel Tower for the evening.

Day 7:

We had another free day so we choose to go shopping at the Galley Lafayette, a huge department store. It was rainy and we were tired so we spent the night in deciding what to do for the remainder of our trip.

Day 8:

Very early in the morning we set out to Normandy to visit Givernay, which was Monet’s home. The gardens were gorgeous. In the afternoon a group went to the Cemetery Pare Lachese and also to Minims for lunch. That evening a group went to a local Disco while others went to the opera.

Day 9:

Our time in Paris is over; it was very hard to leave such a beautiful city, but we were all tired and ready to go home.


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