My Trip to Paris

Sacred Heart School, Westport

Sarah McDonald,

Disneyland Explorers Hotel,



John & Sandra McDonald,

64 Green Road,


Co. Mayo,


Dear Mam & Dad, Hope you’re keeping well. We’re having a great time in Paris! We left school on Monday at 10 pm and travelled to Dublin Airport. At 6 am we boarded our flight to Paris. We landed around 8.15am French time. From there we got a bus and drove to an area called Champ de Mars which is where the Eiffel Tower is located. Along the way, we drove around the Arc de Triomphe. There are no marked lanes, so all the cars and other vehicles were driving every which way. It was very crazy! We were let off the bus to view the Eiffel tower from the North – West side. Everyone took lots of photos. It was really exciting to see the tower right in front of me. After lunch, we went to a shopping area called La Vallée Village Shopping Outlet. It was fancy, with lots of designer shops. Mam, you would really love it here! My friends and I did a small bit of shopping. When we arrived at the hotel everyone was given their room numbers. Our room is small but cosy and the beds are comfy. Later that evening we ate dinner in the restaurant. I ordered a cheese pizza. We also got a cookie for dessert. Afterwards, we went back to our rooms. I was extremely tired, so I got into bed around 11.30pm. On Wednesday morning, we were up bright and early. We had breakfast and headed to see Sacré-Cœur. We also saw Notre Dame Cathedral. The architecture was fabulous. We even got the opportunity to go inside and have a look around. In the afternoon we went on a boat ride along the River Seine. As we were going up the river, we saw different types of buildings and architecture. We also saw the Eiffel Tower from different angles. For dinner, we ate in a local restaurant near the Eiffel Tower called ‘Monte Carlo’. When everyone had finished, we made our way to the bottom of the Eiffel Tower. We went underneath the Arc de Triomphe by walking underground through the Metro. Everyone was really excited on Thursday morning as we were going to Disneyland! Before we left the hotel my friends and I bought matching Minnie Mouse ears. When we arrived, I couldn’t wait to get off the bus. I went on lots of rides and roller coasters. The rollercoasters were fast and thrilling. Disneyland was so pretty and magical. In the evening we had dinner in Planet Hollywood. I had a cheese burger and chips. After dinner, we went to the gift shop and I bought something for Claire and Orla. At 7 pm the fireworks display began. It was magnificent. There were loads of bangers and sparkling fireworks. We will have an early start to catch our flight home tomorrow morning.

See you when I get back.

Lots of love,

Sarah xxx