Part one of my Parisian adventure. The trip started in Paris, then traveled to Beaune. Stay tuned for the remaining posts recapping the rest of our travels throughout France.
Our trip started out buying a selfie stick at Newark Airport. Later to find out, none of us are skilled at using the selfie stick.
My two sisters and I set out on an eight-day adventure in France with Globus Tours. Globus takes care of your flight, all your travel arrangements, hotel accommodations, and a group tour guide throughout the trip. For those who do not travel abroad often (like myself), I found being on the tour made the trip so much more enjoyable. Everything was planned out. Plus, being on a tour, we never had to wait in lines and learned so many interesting things about each location from our tour guide.
We all tried sleeping on our red eye flight to Paris because when we landed we wanted to take advantage exploring the city of Paris before we had to meet up with our tour group. First stop, Eiffel Tower!
We were starving, so we made a pit stop to a cafe. There are so many cute cafes around every corner of Paris. Of course, the first thing we had to try was a crepe, but also wanted something a little more substantial after a long day of traveling. Throughout our trip, we had to try more crepes, you know .. to compare. My favorite was the nutella strawberry filled crepe. Our crepe tasting throughout our trip inspired me to make my own version. Check out my Crepes with Strawberry Lemon Ricotta Filling.
In the evening, we met everyone from our tour group and enjoyed a welcome dinner together. I got escargot as my appetizer. When in
It was a quite lively dinner with live music serenading our table. After dinner, the group headed back to the Eiffel Tower, where we took the elevator to the second floor.
It stays a lot lighter in the evening because France still runs on Germany’s time zone from WWII. When it finally got dark around 10 pm, we sat in the grass and gazed at the Eiffel Tower all lit up. It was amazing! Each night the lights twinkle for a few minutes and everyone cheers!
Day two started sightseeing with our tour guide visiting the Arc de Triomphe, Opera, Madeline, Louvre, Champs-Elysees, and Norte Dame Cathedral.
It was really interesting learning about all the artwork in the Louvre from our tour guide. I tried to get a picture of Mona Lisa, but the crowd was too much for me when another tourist pushed my head to try and cut in front of me. Yeah, that happened. Later headed up the hill to Montmartre to admire the art of the local artists.
Afterwards we headed up the hill to Montmartre to admire the art of the local artists.
My sister, Dana, ran into her colleague and her students (she is a high school teacher) when we were there. Her colleague was taking students on a tour in Paris. Such a small world!
The evening included ice cream and a cruise on the Seine River.
The morning was spent at the Palace and Gardens of Versailles. First, touring the beautiful gardens.
The details of all the intricate paintings on the ceilings were amazing, all lined with gold.
I was told the best place to get macarons was Laduree, located in Versailles. They were perfect!
In the afternoon, we traveled to Burgundy and arrived in Beaune, the capital of the region, where we did a wine tasting at Marche aux Vins wine cellar.
Stay tuned to see the rest of our adventure to Pont du Gard, Avignon, Aix en Provence, Paul De Vence, and Monaco.