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Tuesday 17 April 2018 - London to Paris

Moving on from Great Britain, today the group travelled to Paris by Eurostar. The afternoon was spent with a tour of some of the city's most famous sights. The day concluded with a cruise down the Seine River.

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Photos of the students' trip from London and their arrival in Paris have been added to the photo gallery.

Student views

London to Paris

Today we had the earliest start so far waking up at 5:45 for breakfast, ready for a 9:20 train to Paris. We bid London goodbye and departed St Pancras Station for France. Two and half hours of beautiful English and French countryside later, we arrived in Paris excited and ready to experience a whole new culture and city.

As we navigated through the international train station, we met our new tour and battleground guide Pete, and headed for the extremely luxurious bus for a wonderful tour of Paris. As we drove on the right hand side of the road, we noticed the absence of lanes on roundabouts. We took in all the minor details Paris has to offer, ranging from the architecture and history to the simple patisseries scattered along the streets. We then had the opportunity to board a river cruise up, down and around the Seine where we had a close up view of the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame and many other historic and interesting icons of Paris. We then headed back to the bus to our next activity.

The infamous Paris Catacombs were creepy but an incredible part of today. The rich and dark history of Paris truly came to life when we walked down the 120 steps into the tight and claustrophobic tunnels, but it really hit us when walls of skeletons and bones of over 6 million people greeted us. It truly was an incredible experience and a highlight of the day.

By Jack Frey and Fenlan Miller

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