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Day 5 – Place du Tetre – Paris

Posted by Mrs Scott on June 28, 2016

Up very early for a buffet breakfast before heading off to Paris at 0815 hours.  Traffic was horrendous – the nearer to Paris we got the more and more police vans we passed as there was a planned demonstration taking place in the area near where we were going to.  Eventually got to Tour Montparnasse which is the tallest building in the city.  It has the fastest lift in Europe – some people were scared to even get in!!  We met up with the London/Paris people there so everyone could compare notes on the different trips.  They got lots and lots of photos/selfies on the 56th floor, overlooking the Eiffel Tower.  Visit was very quick but that was OK as we will meet again at Disneyland tomorrow.

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Our drivers then crossed the city to take us to the Moulin Rouge.  This is in the heart of the Red Light district so lots of photos taken of the shop windows!!  Many pupils had lunch at MacDonalds – just to compare….. There were many tourist shops there selling souvenirs so pupils enjoyed the opportunity to spend their money.  We then took the tourist train to Sacre Coeur at Montmatre.  A Bollywood film was being filmed there today – extremely colourful.  We then walked round to Place du Tetre which is the artist’s quarter.  It is so so picturesque.  Many pupils got their caricatures drawn by proper French artists. The drawings were amazing!!!!  It is such a unique part of the city – so beautiful.  No doubt many a parent will receive these as gifts.

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Got back to the hotel in time for a swim – for some – or to relax before dinner.  All tired and hopefully early night before our long day at Disney tomorrow.

Quote of the day:

‘Please, please can we stay for another couple of days?’  This was followed 2 hours later by ‘Well, have you sorted it yet?