After four awesome days in London, our Cross-Cultural Analysis group traveled to Paris via the Eurostar train. Traveling from London to Paris is so much easier than I thought, but this is generally true for traveling throughout most of the European countries. After we arrived in Paris on the train, we did another panoramic bus tour of the city. We got to see some of the beautiful architecture of the "City of Lights." We were lucky enough to see the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Cathedral of Notre Dame, the biggest Louis Vuitton I’ve ever seen, and many other attractions.
The second day we were able to go to one of the most amazing places I’ve ever been, le château de Versailles. The artwork and architecture of the entire thing was so beautiful, and knowing that King Louis XIV built and lived in this amazing palace was beyond my comprehension at some points.
After the two days of sightseeing, we started our variety of field trips. First we traveled to the Palais Royal to go to a presentation about Chanel’s little black dress and the significance of it in today’s world, and then to Nelly Rodi, the worldwide forecasting agency. We all learned a lot in both field trips. The last field trip we went on was to Givaudan, the Paris-based perfumery and perfume manufacturer.
After these field trips we were all able to go to more tourist destinations on our own. Me and a group of friends on the trip made the trek to the Eiffel Tower and took some of the best pictures. Because of the weather we were only allowed to go up to the second level, but it was o.k. because it was about 15 degrees out.
Overall my experience in Paris was absolutely amazing. Although Paris is a small city, you really need about three weeks to actually go to everything you want to see. I can’t wait until I get the chance to go back and spend some more time.