09 November 2012

Day 10 : Paris France (23 June 2008)

On Monday 23 June 2008 we left Switzerland and drove through France to Paris.  It was a long drive.  We left at 8:15 and stopped for food at 11:15.  We stopped again at 16:00 and arrived at our hotel at about 18:25.  We ate dinner in the hotel at 19:00.

Then at 20:15 we got on the bus for a tour of Paris.  We saw some amazing buildings. When we were planning this trip I wanted to see Paris but I was more excited about other places.  Once we arrived I fell in love with the city.
Then our guide told us to look for the 22nd window of a building on the left of the bus.
We were counting and recounting and could not see what she saw.  Then she told us to look right…
…The Eiffel Tower  (It is not the best picture, but it is my first of the Eiffel Tower)

We stopped for about 15 minutes to take photos before we had to leave again.























Next we drove to Trocadero Esplanade to get another view of the Eiffel Tower.  While we were taking photos the lightshow started.  It was amazing and we did not want to leave.
 





















Back in the bus we drove to the Arch de Triompe.  The arch is in the center of the Place Charles-de-Gaulle where 12 roads come together.  Our driver told us to put on our safety belts and while we were still busy he excelled and drove into the circle.  We went around the arch twice laughing while we fall around inside the bus.  I could not even get a decent photo.

We left the traffic circle and drove down the champ de Essay and pass the Place de la Concorde.  We arrived back at the hotel at about 22:30.  We could not wait to explore the next day.

Read more of the trip to Europe in 2008:
10.        Day 5: Venice Italy Cont
11.        Day 6: Rome Italy
12.        Day 6: Rome Italy Cont
13.        Day 7: Vatican City
14.        Day 7: St Peter's
15.               Day 7: Rome Italy
16.               Day 7: Rome Italy Cont
17.               Day 8: Florence Italy
18.               Day 9: Mount Stanserhorn Switzerland
19.               Day 9: Lucerne Switzerland
 

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