Paris Arrival

Tuesday, 21 December 2021 Written by
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IMG 3405With the proper documentation and testing in hand, checking in at Delta was only delayed by the long line of travelers to many international destinations. Checkin took all of five minutes for 3 of us and we soon cleared TSA to spend time in the Delta Sky Club before boarding our flight to Paris. Arriving at Charles de Gaulle we followed the signs to Immigration Control. Again, long lines but they moved fairly well and within 15 minutes we were with an immigration official who checked our documents and stamped our passports. The luggage from our flight was already on the conveyor belt and we soon had our own baggage in hand. Our driver from Viator had contacted us when we were in Immigration and we met up with him after Customs.

Saturday traffic into Paris is fairly light and we were at Le Bristol in about an hour. We were super lucky in that the front desk advised that our room would be ready in about half an hour so we decided to walk about a half a block to the pharmacy to get our French Health Pass ( showed our COVID-19 vaccination cards and the pharmacist entered the info. and gave us the health passes)..Cost for the health passes about 103 euros total for the 3 of us.

After our room was ready and we unpacked, we set out for the Eiffel Tower where we showed our health passes before going through security. At dinner we showed our health passes again. Good news is you no longer have to renew them every 72 hours.

Our pharmacist also advised that they will administer our antigen tests the day before we leave without an appointment for about 30 euros each. Results in 15 minutes.

Lots of walking..over 16000 steps. Eiffel Tower..Arc de Triomphe..Champs -Elysees..Rue St. Honore...Paris at night..sparkling and decorated for Christmas…a very busy day trying to stay awake to minimize jet lag. Managed to keep going until 930pm Paris time and exhausted but so happy to be here, we called it a day.