I stayed with Daniel's aunt and uncle, who live in Antibes, France. Antibes is in the south of France on the French Riviera. I had fun floating on my back in the Mediterranean Sea. Here you can see the castle where Picasso lived and worked. Now it is a museum with many of his famous works of art.
I enjoyed walking on the sandy beach, and watching all the colorful sailboats. Sailing is a very popular sport here in Antibes.
Sometimes I got tired from all the walking and sailing and swimming. It felt nice just to lie on the beach and relax with the other sunbathers. Sometimes there are jelly fish in the sea, but I didn't see any on my visit.
We took a very fast train from Antibes to Paris. Sometimes the fast train goes 250 kilometers an hour, which is about 150 miles per hour. It took 5 hours to get to Paris from Antibes, but it didn’t seem that long because we had a picnic on the train, and it was a lot of fun.
In Paris we stayed in an apartment in a neighborhood called Montmartre. We had a view of a famous church called Sacre Coeur right from our window. The church looks like a giant wedding cake.
We walked along a famous Parisian boulevard called the Champs Élysées.
At the end of the famous boulevard we saw a huge monument called the Arc de Triomphe, which is 164 feet tall, and you can climb to the top of it.
We also visited the Eiffel Tower, which is 1,051 feet tall. It used to be the tallest building in the world until the Empire State Building was built in 1931. Then the Empire State Building was the tallest building in the world.
We went to an island in the middle of the river in Paris to see a church called Notre Dame. There is a really good book and an old movie about the church called “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”.
After all our walking and sightseeing in Paris, I got really hungry, so we went to another little island in the river in Paris where we found delicious ice cream in lots of different flavors. It was really refreshing.
One day we took a train from Paris to a city in Normandy called Rouen. This is where we saw a famous church that has been in lots of paintings, especially by an artist named Claude Monet.
This is the airline I used to fly to France. I had to get prepared to fly back home to California.
After a wonderful vacation in France, I had a great flight home. And I had a window seat this time !!