Ok, so day 9. I'm writing in past tense now, as it has been over two weeks since we've returned from France. We started day 9 with a guided sightseeing tour with a local guide who showed us a few the big sights--Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Invalides, etc. The afternoon was free to explore Paris independently, be it a museum, a gastronomy walking tour, or people watching. Then, a dinner of steak frites!

The group (well, most of it) in front of the Arc de Triomphe

...and then the group in front of the Eiffel Tower

Sampling chocolates, caramels, and kouign-amann at Georges Larnicol

Butter--a full shelf of different kinds of butter!