We had a more relaxing day in Verviers yesterday. After a relaxing morning we headed over to visit Michel’s parents. I had not seem them in 25 years or so, so it was very nice. We also saw Christine — Michel’s sister. We then took a relaxing drive to see the town. We visited the US soldier cemetery for soldiers that fought in WWII.
Then we stopped in to visit Saffo, who is a leader in a youth camp. She wanted to see us before we left so we took her out to a café for a drink.
Michel and Brigitte were also kind enough to host Dominique Van Cappellen-Waldock for dinner so we could see her again.
This morning it was off to Paris. Michel and Christine have agreed to give us a non-tourist tour of Paris so we will not be visiting La Louvre, Le tour Eiffel or the arch de triumph.
We got checked into our hotel and then we took a walk through the Bastille area of town. Besides Michel and Brigitte, you can see National Archives and then we went to Place des Vosges and had a drink. There are art galleries all around so we spent time checking out each gallery.
After that we walked back to get ready for a special dinner Michel has planned for us. Here are a few shots from our walk back.
This memorial is the site of the bastille prison for those of you that are aware of your French history.