Monday, May 14, 2012

Vacation Day - Monday, 14 May 2012

After yesterday's exciting and informative classes about Legacy Family Tree software and resources in England, we docked in Le Havre, France at 9 a.m. this morning.

We signed up for the Paris Sightseeing tour today.  This is a full day (11 hours) excursion to the "City of Lights."  During a 2.5 hour drive via the superhighway, we will view the Seine Valley and go through dairy country of Normandy to Paris (I wonder what the over/under is for number of cows?).

We will enter the gates of Paris, drive down the famous Champs-Elysee, the principal thoroughfare of the city.  We will see the 164-foot Arc de Triomphe, the Opera House, Madeleine Church, Concorde Square, Louvre Museum and Notre Dame Cathedral.

We will have lunch in a Brasserie on Place de la Republique, then continue sightseeing on the Left Bank, seeing Place de la Bastille, Notre Dame Cathedral, Assemblee Nationale, Army Museum (Hotel des Invalides) and stopped at the Eiffel Tower.  Then it is on to a Seine River cruise, sailing past many sights.  We will end up back at the Eiffel Tower, where we can take pictures (but not take the lift).

Then it's back on the bus for the drive back to Le Havre.  I wonder where (or if!) we will eat dinner?


Gerry said...

You are in France. You will eat a GOOD dinner. They have laws about such things. Happy exploring.

Pattie from Vermont said...

Have a GREAT day! I hope you have good supportive shoes...Paris is lovely. If you have a lady who likes perfume, I hope you stop at the Fragonard Perfume shop near L'Opera. Such lovely fragrances there.

Nancy Fermazin said...

you are having too much fun!