Day one was nothing but standing in line, checking luggage and boarding a plane. The tickets were donated by a very special couple and we were given bussiness class.... O except Rob was kicked back to coach because he had on black jeans :))) A 6 hour flight from NYC to Paris, not bad at all. Then it was move from one place to another and hearing a lot of French when we landed.
Many security guards, police and groups of military with automatic weapons 'ready'. We stayed at the IBIS, it was ok.