Jed and I walked to our train station before 7:00 a.m. and arrived in Paris around 11:00. Fortunately, we ran into Stephen at the Gare de Lyon, and he had already figured out how to get us to the Gare Montparnasse on the métro. I had forgotten how long everything takes when you're carrying way too much luggage. When will I learn?!
Jed was a great helper!
Not long after we arrived in Poitiers, the entire crowd was treated to a walking tour of the city which we would have appreciated more if the weather had been just about ten degrees warmer.
Notre Dame La Grande
Hôtel de Ville
Eleanor d'Aquitaine had this built and Joan of Arc was interrogated here, I think. I need to check those facts, though. I was frozen during the tour.
Joan of Arc
Dan then took the three kids back to the hotel while the exchange teachers went to an opening reception at the university. They all met us for dinner afterwards at a local restaurant that Carrie found for us.
My chocolate dessert
On Thursday and Friday, the teachers had lots of meetings while Dan hung out with the boys. We were all free after lunch on Friday so we all shopped for a while, and Jed got a very, very slight haircut, which he protested greatly and hated with every fiber of his being.
Jeanne and her new coat
Amy and the boys at What's Up Coffee next to our fabulous hotel, the Grand Hôtel