I’m adding this post way after the fact, but updating the publish date to put it in the right context for the order of the trip.
We flew from Dubrovnik to Orly airport in Paris. The reason we went to Paris and not directly to Mulhouse was to meet Sophie and Martin. They had flown into Charles-de-Gaulle airport earlier that morning from Montreal. For both Sophie and Martin it was there first trip to Europe so they were not going to miss Paris. We wanted to spend at least one day wandering around the city with them before heading out to Alsace. We had a wonderful time and I did not carry my camera all the time on me so some of the photos posted below were taken by Alain. We really spent just one full day in Paris as on the Wednesday morning by 6:30 am Alain and I were on the TGV to Mulhouse.