Our first full day in Paris thankfully started a little later, about 8:45, with a bus tour around the city looking at the highlights. This ended at the Eiffel Tower where we entered the lifts via the express line. The other line was so long the wait would be hours for those people. We went up to the second floor and took in the view which was great, you just can’t seem to get enough photos of the Eiffel Tower and its views. We basically stayed up there until we had had enough, then used the stairs to descend getting a different view.
We grabbed some lunch and met for a tour to the Palace of Versailles. This place was an amazing display of wealth, the room decorations with roof paintings and gold leafed edging was so extravagant. Then the gardens and grounds were huge that you could really only view then from the palace grounds, you would need all day to walk part of them.
That night was the last night of the tour, as farewell we went to a restaurant near Notre Dame and had a typical French café meal and wine. It was a really fun night and I think everyone on the tour was sad that it came to an end. We said our farewells at the hotel took plenty of photos and called it a night…. except for some of us who had a few more drinks and laughs and the hotel. One couple we spent most time with, Alex and Sheena, couldn’t stay away from finishing the night off well.