My Amazing Trip to Paris

I had an amazing vacation in September. My dad had a business trip in Paris, so my mom and I decided to tag along. It was amazing, we had so much fun.

First, the food…One day my mom and I had three pastries! My favorite was the “Framboise Tartlet” – it’s a raspberry tart. It had a hard circle crust, pudding with raspberries on top with tons of powdered sugar! Another favorite was the crepe. It’s a French pancake with jelly on the inside.  We had pizza almost every night! You are probably wondering why. Trust me, I thought the same thing the first time we ordered pizza – but I changed my mind after the first bite. It has a very thin crust and the cheese and sauce are SO good! We also had a calzone. It reminds me of a folded pizza. This particular meal came with salad and oil & vinegar to mix your own dressing. When I began to pour the vinegar fruit flies came out with it! This is not a Paris delicacy! Another night we had French Onion Soup. It was the best I have ever had. 

What did I see? On the first day we went to see my dad’s cousin and her family. After that we had dinner in a part of town called the Latin Quarter. It had tons of restaurants and tourist shops. The second day we took the metro to the Arc de Triumph. It was much bigger then I ever imagined. You can climb all the way to the top and get an excellent view of Paris. Not as good as from the Eiffel Tower though! After that we walked down the Champs Élysées, a very long road where parades are held. There are tall trees cut like squares on either side. We walked down the road until we reached the Louvre. This museum is by far the biggest and most impressive I have ever seen! It was used as a prison a long time ago but now holds amazing artifacts and paintings, such as the Mona Lisa. Yes, I actually saw the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci! It is a very small painting of a lady that is protected by bulletproof glass. I found out later that an object from King Tut’s tomb was there as well. After that we went to see the Notre Dame.  This church has amazing stained glass windows. Then we went to the Pantheon. It is a place where some famous people were buried. On the third day we went to see the Eiffel Tower! It was so tall, but we didn’t get to go up until the next day. We stood in line for two hours until we could go up. It was worth it. From the top you could see all of the places we had been, including where Napoleon was buried. After we went up the Eiffel Tower on the fourth day, we went to see Napoleons tomb – it is huge! It was as big as two stacked Honda Odysseys! Inside his remains are divided into six coffins.

After our amazing trip to Paris we took a train to Germany to see our relatives. I was so blessed to go to Paris and Germany and had an amazing time with my mom and dad!

Paris, you have not seen the last of me yet!!!!!!!!  🙂

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