Paris Hotel du College of France 750 

I was taking art history courses at Millersville University while living in Lancaster PA, and thought nothing would do but we had to have a trip to Paris. I am so glad we went because that was my one and only time in Europe.

I had so much fun setting up my recent Panama tour as a travelogue that I am going to use a similar format with this trip. A little bit of narrative makes the photos much more meaningful.

It is always an adventure going to a new city and especially a new city in a country where you don’t speak the language. We found the Metro at the airport and got off at the right stop, but just finding our hotel took us an hour. We were so close but it was on a tiny street – the quiet little area was great when we stayed there but we had a heck of a time finding it.

We stayed at the Hotel du College de France on the Left Bank. The hotel was comfortable, in a central location and had the absolute best croissants and baguettes with butter and jam in the mornings. Both the coffee and hot tea were great, too.

Love the 1994-era cars in the photo!

It seemed like every street in Paris had a historic Catholic Church tucked into it somewhere. This church was on the same block as our hotel:

Paris church near hotel 750

We had gorgeous May weather while we were there. Mornings were chilly but warmed up throughout the day. There were a few showers but nothing that ruined our touristy traipses throughout Paris.

That’s me in front of the Dôme des Invalides, or Napoleon’s tomb:

Paris Church Saint-Louis des Invalides 750