Today June 21st, 2018, we had a short day as a class because we only had two walking tours which were the Notre Dame tour and the Centre Georges Pompidou tour. The class met at the hotel lobby at 9:15 a.m. to first head to the Notre Dame site where Samantha, Cherrish and Jose-Lyne where going to present. From the Notre Dame presentation, I learned that the cathedral is around 855 years old and it is one of the largest churches in Paris. Since the church’s architecture is very well detailed and the fact that the church is 69 meters long, it lasted 200 years for the church to be completed.
After the Notre Dame presentation, we took our group picture and then took 15 minutes to walk around and see the church. We then walked to Centre Georges Pompidou where Samael, Robert and Torey where going to give their presentation. From this presentation, I learned that the Centre Georges Pompidou is located in a very accessible area where visitors get to enjoy the rooftop restaurant called Georges, the two libraries, the music center and acoustic research and the museum all inside the centre. After the presentation, we took another group picture, we were giving some instructions by the professors and then we were dismissed to enjoy the rest of our day.
My friends and I visited a restaurant near Centre Georges Pompidou called Le Cavalier Bleu which means the blue rider. I ordered fish and fries with passion fruit juice. I really enjoyed the meal, it was delicious. We then headed to a Primark store where I bought a lot of stuff for very good prices. We headed back to the hotel where a delicious Sancocho made by Professor Abreu was waiting for us. Today was a very productive day and I look forward to keep enjoying my stay in France with my classmates.