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My trip began on September 11, 2001 with a train journey from Paris to Rouen. It was several hours after my arrival that I learned of the events unfolding in the United States. My hotel in Rouen had cable television, and for two days I followed the aftermath of the terrorist attacks with horror and a sense of unreality.
I traveled alone for the first two weeks of my trip. Ever since I took Art History in high school, I had been interested in the famous French Gothic cathedrals. I had already been to Chartres twice, and for me that cathedral will always be the most beautiful in the world. On this trip I visited the Gothic cathedrals in Rouen, Amiens, and Reims.
After a week in France, I took the train to Luxembourg city and then a few days later to Bremen, Germany to visit relatives. Two weeks after September 11th, I traveled by high speed train from Bremen through Brussels and to Lyon to meet my mother for the next stage of our journey. We toured Lyon, traveled to and toured Nice, and then rented a car to drive westwards across the French countryside.
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Last updated on April 4, 2004.