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Monday 17 April 2017 - Paris

This morning the tour group visited Musee de l'Armee and Napoleon's Tomb. After lunch, at a local French bistro, they walked the Champs Elysees to The Louvre where they spent the afternoon wandering its many galleries.

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Photos of the students' tour of Paris have been added to the gallery.

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Paris

Today everyone woke up with excitement and anticipation, ready to celebrate Brooklyn's 18th birthday. After singing happy birthday in English and French, we got ready for the big day ahead, which we would commence by visiting Napoleon's Tomb. Just like the rest of Paris, the architecture was magnificent and the tomb was larger than we expected. We then proceeded to visit the World War I and World War II galleries. It was unbelievable how many artefacts had been preserved and on display. Our tour guide, Peter, showed us the progressions of weapons, uniforms and statistics that can be seen throughout the First and Second World Wars.

Straight after, we were able to enjoy a filling buffet lunch at Monte Carlo, and get a taste of classic French delicacies. Some of us even managed to stomach intestine sausage, while others couldn't even deal with the smell.

Like many other tourists, we visited the Louvre Art Gallery in the afternoon. Whilst it was very crowded, we were able to see famous artworks including the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo before finishing off with some souvenir shopping - one of the best parts! We then returned to the hotel to freshen up before surprising the newly appointed adult, Brooklyn, with a Moulin Rouge themed dinner at a local restaurant. We all wore sparkly silver sequin berets, feather boas for the girls and sparkly ties for the boys. The evening was truly spectacular and hopefully a very special memory for Brooklyn. A special moment in the evening was when Sean gave a heart-warming speech about Brooklyn which highlighted the amazing person we've come to know over the past few weeks. Today was truly an amazing way to finish our journey in Paris.

By Marissa Ellis and Charlotte Solomon

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