Cruise Tops First Paris Day

PARIS, France – It’s hard to beat any day that ends with spectacular views of the Eiffel Tower!

Click here for a few Wednesday photos.

Bob Myers ’67 and a sometimes-camera-shy Kelsey Kolisek

The alumni travel group packed bags and caught France’s hi-speed rail from Montpellier to Paris Wednesday.

After getting checked in to our hotel the “Professor” part of our Paris leader MIchelle Rhoades kicked in for a two-hour walk around city center. Professor Rhoades provided landmarks and key spots around our hotel to use on our own in future days for getting around.

The highlight of day one in Paris had to be the nightcap – a Seine River dinner cruise on the Capitaine Fracasse. There is almost a parade of such boats on the river each evening but the sites are spectacular when the city darkens. The food was, frankly, better than most of us expected but not what you’d get in most Parisian cafes.

The group had a great time and stopped to shoot a few photos of Paris’ most notable landmark before heading back to the hotel.

A threat of rain Thursday has us flipping our planned itinerary. Today we’ll head to the Musee D’Orsay and then do more exploration. We moved our trip to the Palace of Versailles back to Friday when better weather is anticipated.

Here is a very short video and a peak at our Wednesday night dinner cruise.

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