Our first day in Paris began with a walk through a beautiful Sunday open air market, and then to the Le Marais neighborhood. This neighborhood was inhabited by the Jewish people, however and during the World War II many of these Jews were unfortunately sent to concentration camps. After reflecting on this tragedy and it’s heroes, we continued our walk through the cold wind to the River Siene for a boat tour. We were informed that the river is located next to many great monuments in the city, including a hospital from the 7th century. We then made our way to the Notre Dame cathedral and spent some quiet time exploring. Lunch and a little bit of free time took place in The Latin Quarter before we made our way to the Eiffel Tower. We rode up the elevators to a breathtaking view of Paris. After marveling at the view and taking in the glory of the moment, we quickly made our way to the hotel via the Metro to get out of the freezing wind.