The day we arrived we had some time to freshen up at the hotel before heading out to explore Montmartre. In our chosen groups we explored Montmartre, Sacre Coeur and the shops in the area. We had time to grab some food and do some workbook activities - such as scavenger hunting for shops before heading back. Each day in Paris we had a group meeting after dinner and breakfast. The second day we spent a lot of time exploring - visiting la Bastille, Notre dame, admiring the medieval architecture along the Seine, the gardens and enjoying the best ice cream in Paris from Bertillon, despite the freezing cold spring weather.
Wednesday, we explored the Champs Elysées before heading over to the Latin Quarter for free time to look around. We also got to climb the first few levels of the Eiffel Tower, and enjoyed the magnificent view taking plenty of photos and looking through the binoculars. Sadly we only had so much time and had to move on to our other destinations. Later we had a picnic dinner all of us together at the hostel to celebrate our last night counting points from the challenges we'd done (with Don, Michael, James and Matthew coming first) and receiving prizes from Madame Bush-Daumec and Mr Tattersall.
Thursday, our last day in Paris we returned to the Arc de Triomphe to climb to the top and check out the souvenir shop. The view from the balcony of the Champs Elysées was incomparable and afterward we headed down to grab lunch nearby. Before long, we had to return to the hotel to prepare our things for the ride to Amiens.