We flew on Air France, directly from Atlanta to Paris, France
We left at 6pm and arrived in Paris at 830am local time.
There are 6 hours difference between Atlanta and Paris.
So what time is it now in Paris?
DAY 1 –Arrival in Paris We arrived in Charles De Gaulle Airport, very jet lagged…It was 230am for us …We visited Air France Headquarters and had lunch at their cafeteria, overlooking the runways. Charles de Gaulle Airport is the largest European Airport.
Day 2- Normandy
We drove over to Normandy from Paris which took 2 hours
There are a lot of tolls…about 10, for about 50 Euros Total
1 Euro= $1.35, so how much was the toll for the ride to Normandy?
Day 2- Normandy
Day 2- Normandy Where we stayed..
Day 3- Caen
We visited the Castle of William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy.
This is the castle that William the Conqueror built before he left to conquer England, to defend his own territory in Normandy , in France . William built this castle around 1050 AD.
Large moats are built to protect against the enemies and wood draw bridge are the only way to get into the castle
Day 3- Castle
Day 4-D-Day Beaches
We visited Utah Beach, St.Mere Eglise, Omaha Beach, its US cemetery, and the Pointe du Hoc
With us, was a friend whose father had landed on Utah Beach during World War II
We found his Platton’s name on the monument.
Day 4- D-DAY-June 6 th , 1944
Day 4- Memorials 3000 US Soldiers died on Omaha Beach, on D-Day…
Day 5- Family Day and Rock Concert
We had dinner at my grandmother’s house
And went to a Rock Concert in tribute of ACDC, Kiss, Led Zeppelin and Metallica
The French love Rock….
Day 5- Pictures
Day 6-8 – School..
I stayed with a French family for 3 days, going to school with their son, Quentin, in 9 th Grade.
School days vary depending on the agenda as each day is different.
At lunch, you can come home or have lunch at school which is like homemade food….
A “Middle School” in French is called a “College”.
Kids learn at least 2 foreign languages.
Day 6-8 - Pictures
Day 9 - Versailles
Louis XIV had the French government moved to the Palace of Versailles in 1682.
During the French Revolution in 1789, the Royal Family had to leave Versailles and move to Paris.
Day 9 - Pictures
Day 10 - Paris
We went to see the Eiffel Tower
We also shopped some for our trip back
And a final tour of a park, honoring the USA…
Day 10 - Pictures
Day 10 – Pictures (2)
Our flight back to Atlanta…
We left Paris at 1030am and arrive back in Atlanta at 230pm.
It was over 9 Hours flight time all during the day this time….
Something Important I learned…
French People love Rock
Their history is very old….
French people in Normandy love Americans and remember D-Day with respect and gratitude.