Parlez-vous français? So we made it to the city of love!
Even more tubes and tunnels here to get from point A to point B. You spend your whole life wondering what walking the streets of Paris will be like. I learned that the arches around the city were the ancient roman gates to the city! Centuries old! American history simply doesn't reach that far back. The eiffel tower stands majestically for all to see in every direction close to the the home of Mona Lisa, The Louvre. Oh The Louvre... that one sight could take two full days to fully take in. I have never seen such architectural magnificence.
On one of our days we walked the area of the Charlie shooting and uprising and were able to interview people that recalled that day. They comapre it tour our 9/11. I am proud to say that interview will be part of our Breaking Break book and film.
Parisian life. Fascinating.
We continued on to the next city in France, Lourdes. a 6 hour passenger train ride along the Pau River at the foot of the Pyrénées Mountains.
A beautiful, surreal mountain river valley with a glorious church as the center of tourism. This church was built OUT OF and carved out of the mountain. The church IS the mountain. Talk about the metaphor "solid rock" when it comes to Christianity. Breathtaking.
Goodbye France, see you soon.