Thursday, May 31 - Paris - the city of Lights
Our bus ride from Beaune to Paris was much shorter than many of the rides we'd had on this trip. For almost three weeks, Dirk has been our driver (and a very good one). He is an easy going fellow who became quite animated while I chatted with him at dinner one evening about motorcycles. Anyway, we arrived in Paris a little after lunch and Dirk dropped us off on a busy corner. We all had told him goodbye while still on the bus before our stop as we knew we were going to have to make a quick exit on a busy street.
The pastry shop below was very near our hotel, and we came back here to grab a quick lunch before beginning our orientation walk around the part of Paris we were staying in (the Rue Cler area).