Rouen and Vernon

For my last full day in France, I decided to spend a quiet day in Rouen, then Vernon. Both of these cities are only about an hour from Paris. So I hopped on a cheap intercities train and went to explore.

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I had fun with geotags this day.

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Notre Dame de Rouen. One of the nicest ones I’ve ever seen!

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Vernon

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Beautiful view of the Seine.

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Now for an “artsy” insert. I snapped these one the train ride back to Paris. I thought they looked pretty cool.

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Leaving Angers + Paris

I was full of mixed emotions when I said goodbye to my life as I knew it over the past 3 months. My school, my town, and my friends. But in the end, I was excited to go home! And go to Paris!

All photos in this post were taken on my iPhone 5s.

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Flowers that my roommate and I got for our host mom as a thank you gift
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FYI- this luggage was nearly the death of me.50 pounds of annoyance.

Time for the Paris photos!

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Sacre-Coeur

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The view from Sacre-Coeur was incredible!

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Notre Dame!

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Shakespeare & Co. was also amazing. 
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Matcha Green Tea Latte from the Shakespeare & Co. Cafe
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Chinese Hot Pot!
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Louvre Carousel 
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Inside the Louvre

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Cute tote bags galore!

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Arc de Triomphe

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French and Syrian flags
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The Tour Eiffel!

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How gorgeous is this?

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Of course we had to wait until it got dark to witness it light up and sparkle.
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The Moulin Rouge! I was very touristy.

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The Centre Pompidou aka probably my favorite museum that I’ve gone to in Europe.

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That’s all for Paris!

My last full day in France, I went to Rouen and Vernon. I will be making a separate post about that voyage!

Normandy

Our last CIDEF excursion was to Normandy! All photos were taken on my iPhone 5s.

We had a long day. Our first stop was the Caen War Memorial Museum.

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Newspaper from October 2nd, 1938

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Next up was the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer

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Next, we went to Omaha Beach.

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C’est moi!

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Finally, we ended the trip with a visit to  Pointe du Hoc

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Orléans

I never want to stop exploring, since I have the chance to do so while I’m here. I took a Sunday trip to the town of Orléans with my friend Nicole!

All photos in this post were taken on my iPhone 5s.

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The first cathedral that we stumbled upon was near the train station
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We unexpectedly walked into the end of a beautiful church service
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Preparation for the Christmas market downtown
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Joan of Arc’s House

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Jeanne d’Arc (en français)

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Cathedrale d’Orléans

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My first French onion soup! I can’t believe it had taken me this long.

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