My time spent in France was magical. Wednesday-Sunday isn’t enough time to see everything but I managed to squeeze in the major tourist attractions with the little time I had. Thursday through Saturday morning was spent in Chamouille, France which is two hours outside of Paris. My company rented out Center Parcs which is a huge resort filled with activities and cottages. Our yearly summit is the chance for us to meet people from different offices located in different countries. It was so great to meet people from Australia, Barcelona, Seoul, London, the list goes on.

Chamouille is the perfect place. Driving there I saw little farms, cows, goats, and miles of hills and grass. The time difference messed me up a bit and the sun stayed out until 11pm which was a little weird to me. My birthday was spent at the beach party on Thursday night in Chamouille. The weather was warm and the music played until 12am. It was an early night because we had a company meeting the next day at 9:30 am.

Saturday morning we made our way to Paris. My hotel was right down the street from the Champs-Élysées which made sight-seeing easier since we didn’t have to travel far. First stop was Laduree for macaroons.  A box of 15 cost 35 euros but it was worth every cent. After that we kept walking down the Champs-Élysées and saw the Arc de Triomphe.  The architecture was beautiful. When I stepped off the metro and saw the Eiffel Tower I almost cried. I wish I went to the top but I didn’t have enough time. Saturday night my friends and I met some people from work and had some drinks before we went to Twenty-One sound bar, a reggae/hip-hop club located a few minutes from our hotel.

I was so sad to leave on Sunday. I wasn’t done with Paris, there was so much more left to see. I definitely need to plan another trip soon. Enjoy the pictures!


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