Before we went to France we had to pack our bags, when we finished packing Dad put all the bags in the boot and we were off to France – Paris. After roughly one hour we were at Dover where we boarded the ferry to Calais. We had a little walk around in the ship until we reached Calais, where we drove out of the ship the size of four double decker buses. Dad let me and my sister play on the Ipad or watch a movie in the car. Three hours later we were in the hotels parking place. Mum, Dad, Alex and I took our luggage out of the boot of the car and carried it to our room. Alex and I wanted to stay and rest but we had to go to “The Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile” aka The Triumphal Arch.
We got hungry so we went to the nearest McDonald to eat some food (it was a treat as we are not normally allowed). After our meal we walked through the famous “Avenue des Champs-Élysées” with its beautiful sculptured trees then it was straight back to the hotel to sleep. In the morning we went down to the hotels dining room for breakfast which was mouth-watering – nice buffet food! One hour later we took a “Metro” aka underground train to The Eiffel Tower. When we got there we could see how big The Eiffel Tower is – it got even better when we went up to the first level of the Tower. The view was magnificent you could almost see the whole of Paris. We then went even higher up to the highest platform open to the public (276m above ground level) and then it was much more interesting – you could now see everything. The people looked like little dots and we were giants. We went to the Louvre which has a huge triangular based pyramid. I liked the inside structure because it had small steel cables and girders holding the triangular panes together. Then we went to a “cafes of the pyramid” which had many different restaurants in it. My sister and I had Italian cuisine – pizza! My dad had Spanish cuisine and my mum chose Mediterranean cuisine. After our meal we went back to the hotel, so we could watch movie on demand. When the movie got finished it was time for bed. Early in the morning we packed our bags and after a scrumptious breakfast we checked out of the hotel. Our final destination was the “Château de Versailles” aka Versailles Palace which had gilded gate, beautifully detailed roof and sculptures. Dad thought that there was a long queue to go to the gardens. We later found out were the real queue to the gardens was much shorter. After looking at the gardens we rushed to Calais to catch the ferry back to England. When on the ferry we saw an Ice Watch that cost more than one hundred pounds – £120 to be precise! Soon we were at Dover, Alex and I continued watching our movies in the car, when we got home we were all knackered!