Wake Up: 7am
Once again we left early and spent the whole day on the road. By this point in the journey Shrimp and I have come down quite sick with the cold. We are finding it hard to get around anywhere without a coughing fit ensuing. Nothing we have bought so far from a pharmacy has had any effect on us. When we pull in to the hotel we do the only thing left I think may have an effect, we have a glass of whisky each. Again, not much help.
After dinner in the hotel of simple buffet food we head out for the most magnificent night sight there probably is in the whole world, the Eiffel Tower. Being in a group with pre-bookings we make it up there pretty quickly. The uppermost deck is very high up indeed and it is a bit daunting taking the lifts up there. But the view is worth it. Every hour, on the hour the tower also twinkles with lights for ten minutes, however the tower is constantly lit. It is certainly magical. After hanging out here for a few hours we bus back to the hotel for bed and our last free day, as well as our last day as a group on tour.
Population: 2.18 million for Paris
Known for: Onion soup (French Onion Soup), berets, baguettes
Sights to note: Arc De Triumph, Avenue des Champs Elysees, the Louvre, Notre Dame, the Catacombs, and of course Eiffel Tower