Last Stop: France
In France, we stopped in Dijon and of course, Paris.
Dijon was a quaint town. It had a beautiful open city square and cobblestone streets. To be honest, I didn't do a lot of exploring in Dijon. So I don't have a lot to say about it, but Dijon mustard is from Dijon. That is true.
I was more excited about Paris!
We were rushed for time in Paris, but what we did get to see was awesome. And even though it is October, it was over 80 degrees in Paris. A bit warm, but great!
We did a tour on our bus with a local guide showing us the sights from our seats, but we did get to get out for the Eiffel Tower (in the day and night), The Louvre, and Notre Dame de Paris.
We didn't have time to actually go in The Louvre because it would take three months to see everything in the museum. Seriously. But I did get to see the pyramids and gardens outside.
The Eiffel Tower at night is so cool to see. Right at nine 0'clock it sparkles for five minutes. So cool. It was built by Gustavo Eiffel for the World's Fair in 1898 and at the time Parisians hated it. They thought it was ugly and an eyesore. Eventually, they came around.
We had a walking tour through Notre Dame de Paris. To be honest, before the tour I just knew it from The Hunchback of Notre Dame. But the guided tour was so informative. I wish I retained more of the facts about it. It is still an operating church. It's even open to visit during mass. And Notre Dame means 'Our Lady' in French. So now you know.
We drove on the roundabout that surrounds the Arc de Triomphe and that is terrifying. This roundabout has no lanes or lines or anything. When your light turns green you just go and hold on to your butts. Surprisingly, I did not see anybody get in a car accident.