Daniel Etcheberry
Writer

Published: July 16, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Paris is the only place that I have been in Europe. Very romantic city, and I was blown away by the gardens of Versailles.

Robert, why isn't your son with you? If I may ask.

Manny Barron

Published: July 16, 2012 at 12:14 PM

That was cool. Looking forward to the Disneyland Paris post.
Robert Niles
Editor

Published: July 16, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Daniel, I was wondering if anyone would notice that! Brian is in South Africa this month with the Los Angeles Children's Chorus. (With three family members instead of our usual four, that made the Europe trip affordable for us.)
Jeffrey H

Published: July 16, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Thanks for sharing those gorgeous photos! Will you get a load of those flying buttresses! I love Gothic architecture.
Eric Malone

Published: July 16, 2012 at 11:22 PM

I did quite a few of the same things you did, but that was back in 2004. It brought back a lot of memories!
Brandon Townsend

Published: July 17, 2012 at 5:08 AM

Those are some great pictures. Impressions is one of my favorite Disney attractions and your photos are very evocative. All you need is the soundtrack and a gravelly/nasally French voice and voila!

I went to Disneyland Paris in 1993 on January 2nd when it was one degree Fahrenheit. I hope it was warmer for you guys. Looking forward to reading about it.

Ed Newman

Published: July 17, 2012 at 10:17 AM

Robert,
Thanks for sharing with us. I spent a month in Europe about 2 years ago and enjoyed Paris (2 days). I think it's cool that you climbed the Eiffel Tower steps. I did the same thing because I did not want to wait in the long line for the elevator and the price was cheaper. I liked how the steps were numbered. I think it's also great that you did some bike touring. I rented a bike in a few cities (Amsterdam, Prague, etc.) and I think it's a great way to sightsee. I am an avid cyclist and Europe is so "bike friendly". Enjoy the rest of your trip and safe journey home.
64.107.38.118

Published: July 17, 2012 at 3:58 PM

I'm loving this tour of France. Great break from the theme parks actually. I would love to see this for myself one day when I'm done with college and establish myself in my career. Paris looks like a very beautiful city. I hear that the people over there are very rude. Is that true? BTW I'm following your tweets with Disneyland Paris, and all I have to say is wow to the whole smoking in line thing. I forgot how advanced we are in America with the no smoking policies. That would really bug me. Did a lot of the indoor lines smell like smoke?
Sarah Barnes

Published: July 17, 2012 at 8:29 PM

I did the bike trip to Giverny last year, loved it, but especially loved the pastries we bought for the picnic lunch. Paris is an amazing city.