Today we set off for our epic tour of “Gai Paris”.
A bright and early start was required in preparation for the famous Paris traffic. First on the agenda was the Cite de Sciences (Science Museum) where our pupils explored movie special effects, flew virtual gliders and learned about the science of fire.
We then headed for lunch under the Eiffel Tower which provided the pupils with an opportunity to take photos and lounge in the sun. Next on the agenda was a peaceful (until we arrived anyway) cruise along the Seine, on the “Bateaux Parisiens”.
The biggest challenge of the day was the arduous climb up to the mighty Sacre-Coeur to Montmartre. After a brief stop to catch our breath at base camp we continued to the summit in the baking sun. More photos, ice cream and novelty souvenir shops followed before we had to plunge back into the Paris traffic for the long drive home.
Once back dinner…
The pupils were surprised with a bonus experience when a tray of 120 cooked “escargots” (snails!!!) was delivered. Much to the our delight the pupils rose to the challenge and the tray was left empty!!!!
Late night and a very start required so photos will have to wait until we are back in good old blighty!
Please keep a close eye on the website for our ETA tomorrow. I will be updating the page as we make our way up the A1.