After Brugge, we boarded a bus and drove to Paris for a few free days to explore one of the oldest and Frenchiest cities in the world.
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The band in front of the Eiffel Tower:
The sax section:
The rhythm section:
The trombone section (with interlopers)
The trumpet section:
Mike Ramirez, tour planner; Professor Classen; Bobby Liew, our incomparable tour guide:
A few Parisian sites:
This was the view from our hotel room:
Our jazz skills came in quite handy, as the Parisian metro system requires some degree of improvisation:
Fortuitously, our visit to Paris fell on Bastille Day, which meant free entrance to the Louvre!
My brother and my decapitated head in front of the entrance pyramid:
At this point in the trip, our feet were beginning to adapt to the official mode of transport in Europe -- aka, walking:
Totally worth it.
The view from our hotel at night: