Adventures in Paris: One Final Journey

Adventures in Paris: One Final Journey

My European travels have officially come to an end. Today was my last day to explore the beautiful city of Paris so I did not waste any time.

I got my usual breakfast of hot chocolate and croissants with jam to start the day. Then Clare and myself tagged along with a group of people going to Saint Chapelle. I don’t really know much about this building but I’m glad I went because it’s beautiful on the inside. Continue reading “Adventures in Paris: One Final Journey”

Adventures in Paris: The Eiffel Tower

Adventures in Paris: The Eiffel Tower

Today was a big day for me as I got to see one of the coolest things in the world: the Eiffel Tower. It was breathtaking.

However, my day started around 10 am when I ate breakfast. Then some of us proceeded to walk around our hotel looking for a French bookstore. We had the morning off so we spent it sleeping in and aimlessly finding something new to do.

After hitting the bookstore we wanted to grab a quick bite for lunch because of how busy the afternoon seemed to be. Continue reading “Adventures in Paris: The Eiffel Tower”

Adventures in Paris: Crypts and Waterlillies

Adventures in Paris: Crypts and Waterlillies

Today was a pretty relaxing day. We had a late start and I spaced out what I did today so I wasn’t exhausted. For breakfast I had a couple of croissants with strawberry jelly like I have for mt time in Paris.

At 9:40 my class headed towards the metro to ride the train to the Musee D’Orsay. This museum has a large collection of famous artwork and it contains the clock that inspired Brian Selznick to write The Invention of Hugo Cabaret. Continue reading “Adventures in Paris: Crypts and Waterlillies”

Adventures in Paris: A Day in Versailles

Adventures in Paris: A Day in Versailles

Today was filled with learning part of the Paris Metro system as we tried to get to each destination. After breakfast we met our guide for Versailles and made our way to the metro to take the RER. The difference between the metro and RER lines are the distance traveled. RER is typically taken for longer distances past the city limits and the metro is typically for the 20 districts.

The ride lasted for about 30 to 40 minutes before we disembarked. From there we made our way to Chateau de Versailles. This is where Kings Louis XIV-XVI lived. Continue reading “Adventures in Paris: A Day in Versailles”

Adventures in Paris: Chapels and Scavenger Hunts

Adventures in Paris: Chapels and Scavenger Hunts

My first full day in Paris started pretty late. We were told to meet at 9:30 as a group so Clare and I decided to get breakfast at 9 am. Compared to London, the breakfast was pretty small. I had two croissants with strawberry jelly and some applesauce. From what I gather the French do not eat a big breakfast and they also eat lunch pretty late as I later found out.

Today was also the first time riding the metro which is similar to the tube system in London. Continue reading “Adventures in Paris: Chapels and Scavenger Hunts”

Adventures in Paris: A Day of Travel and Rain

Adventures in Paris: A Day of Travel and Rain

Bright and early this morning we unfortunately had to leave the beautiful city of London. We boarded the coach at approximately 7 am so we could catch our international train on time. We took a Eurostar which went underneath water for a portion of the journey.

Paris is one hour ahead of London so I am currently six hours ahead of my normal Eastern Time Zone. It’s really weird to be halfway through my day and my family is just starting theirs. Continue reading “Adventures in Paris: A Day of Travel and Rain”