I have to admit I had no clue when we were actually under the English Channel - we all dozed off quite a bit here and there, and there were many tunnels, so it was kind of disappointing to miss the actual Chunnel - oh well.
Hello Paris train station!
We took a bus to our hotel, dropped our luggage again, and headed for the Paris metro. Seriously my least favorite part of the entire trip. The Paris metro (underground subway) was very stressful.
This was the metro stop for our hotel - we had to memorize it in case of separation, but I could NOT pronounce anything in French, to me it all sounded the same. The word that I would pronounce "long-champ", was actually more like "lau-chau". But after a few days, the words stopped running together and I was able to make out quite well. It made me realize how quickly one could pick up a foreign language through immersion.
We started our day with a Paris City Walk - it really is a beautiful city!
We ALL enjoyed this lovely little french bakery - it was our first experience at ordering something in French - there was no speaking English here - we did quite a bit of pointing and all were able to eat something scrumptious! Also - switching over our money from pounds to euros and acquainting ourselves with another new currency was enough to keep our brains quite occupied.
We made our way over to Notre Dame Cathedral - there are no words to describe it's magnificence. It was even hard to capture it's beauty with a camera.