La belle ville de Paris

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We had a fantastic first day touring in Paris yesterday! Sebastian picked us up at the airport and brought us directly to the hotel so we could drop off our luggage. Then our bus driver dropped us off right on the Champs d’Elysees. The weather was beautiful and the streets not too crowded so we walked up the street to the Arc de Triomphe to take some pictures. A few of us were able to walk the steps up the Arc to take in the view. After 1 1/2 hours there, we took the subway to the Opera Garnier and had some time to tour there. From there, we took the metro to the Louvre museum where we had about 2 hours – most of us were able to check out the Mona Lisa! By this point, many in our group were extremely tired! After a wonderful supper of Boeuf Bourginon, we were able to come back to the hotel for a well-deserved sleep! We have now all had breakfast here at the hotel and are gearing up to leave in 1/2 hour for our driving tour of Paris this morning followed by an afternoon at Versailles.