The Princeton women's soccer team is spending its spring break in Paris. Members of the team will send a blog entry each day to be posted on the women's soccer page at GoPrincetonTigers.com.
Day 6 by junior Liana Cornacchio
This morning we woke up to another great petit déjeuner in our Royal Hotel. We left around 9:30 a.m. for a "surprise." We got off the bus and were at the men’s Paris St. Germain training complex to watch them train! We got to hang out on the observatory deck while they played (we actually got in their ‘video of the day’ – the backs of us at least. The fields, as you can see by the pictures, were almost as beautiful as our very own Myslik Field. They had their own soccer tennis court and they had people who brought water to them on the field. Both dreams. We weren't allowed to take any pictures because the team was working on tactics for their upcoming berth in the Champions League quarterfinals. Also, the head coach and former French national team coach Laurent Blanc waved at us, we felt pretty cool. We got to take some pictures with players Thiago Motta and Marco Verratti. We had such a great time and it was really awesome watching some of the best players in the world.
We then walked over to the women's complex for our game against PSG Feminine. It was such an honor to step on the same field as national team players from around the world. PSG Feminine are the top women's professional team in France and play a great brand of soccer. All in all it was a great experience and one of the many fantastic opportunities we've been given here.
We had lunch at the PSG complex and headed back to the hotel for some much needed down time. We departed for the metro to dinner around 7 p.m. After another delicious meal at Le Poincare, we walked to the Eiffel Tower. We took several hundred pictures (really) and walked took in the beautiful scenery. We took the elevator up the tower to a truly incredible view of the entire city. Definitely a highlight of the trip.
We are so grateful for our generous friend group and the Tiger family around the world and, of course, our coaches and staff who put this entire trip together for us. It has been amazing so far. We have our last game here tomorrow against a French Women’s National Team at 5 p.m. and the Louvre and Notre Dame up next on our sightseeing agenda.
Day 5 Blog Entry by Lauren Lazo
Day 4 Blog Entry by Liana Cornacchio
Day 3 Blog Entry by Melissa Downey
Day 1/2 Blog Entry by Darcy Hargadon