I find myself at a loss on how to rate this trip? I have traveled with Road Scholar several times and have always had exemplary guides, experiences, food, and accommodations. This trip was quite a bit different. I have taken into account the fact that Notre Dame burned shortly before our arrival and that the "Yellow Vest" demonstrations caused many changes in our initial schedule and that it was a holiday week. This being said, our guide Agatha's historical information was a bit sketchy and lacked continuity. Perhaps she was preoccupied with the many changes she had to orchestrate to avoid the demonstrations--which she did very well. In addition, we lacked additional expert presenters as in previous tours--perhaps due to the schedule changes. Our first night in Paris was spent at Les Jardins du Marais hotel(2 hours from the airport?) where the beds were beyond undersized for both me and my traveling companion. When I asked if there was a room with larger beds, Agatha laughingly dismissed this with a rote stereotype of "you Americans always want bigger beds". Free time was minimal especially in Paris. The one day of true free time was in Tours--a lovely town but hardly a prime spot to have free time. Travel distances were a bit excessive. Most tour participants were finished touring well before the time limitations set at each location. It may have been beneficial to head back earlier to our hotels instead of fighting traffic at rush hour? I am thankful to Agatha for her assistance in changing an additional tour I had planned with an outside tour operator. She managed to squeeze that in between all of her other duties and emergencies. Overall I enjoyed the sites we saw. I would call the rest "guerilla touring"...blurry images through a bus window with minimal stops. I will have to think pretty hard on whether to go with Road Scholar again in the future? A pity.