Trip Start Jun 26, 2011
12Trip End Jul 14, 2011
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What I did
Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees, Louvre
We had a long day ahead of us in Paris, so we headed out again to meet our tour guide, Santrine. While our bus - with new bus driver Jean, who speaks very little, if any, English – drove us around to the different landmarks in Paris, Santrine explained some of the history behind them. She teased us with the Eiffel Tower, which we'll get to explore tomorrow. We went to the Arc de Triomphe, drove through the Champs Elysee, and did a little shopping before heading to lunch.
We ate at a place called Flam’s, which served some really delicious pizza on flat bread
Our last stop before dinner was Montmartre, where we saw the Basilique du Sacre-Coeur, a church that stands on a hill and overlooks Paris. The view was breathtaking. Before meeting up with the bus, students also managed to get souvenirs for loved ones back home.
Then we were off to dinner, where the students knew we would be eating frog legs and escargot. The pictures speak for themselves, but the students should be commended for trying both appetizers, even when they weren’t to their taste.
Then it was back to the hotel, and the students spent our last night here playing foosball, table tennis, and ultimate Frisbee. We saw the sun set around 10 p.m., and headed off to bed. Tomorrow, we’re going to the Eiffel Tower!