A tip for people looking for a decent coffee shop.. if you don't already know about it, you will because most Contiki travellers find out about it - its The Grasshopper. Ask a local and they should be able to tell you where to find it.
A great way to spend the afternoon in Paris? Grab some cheese, a baguette and some wine from the shops on the Champs Elysees and head down for a picnic in front of the Eiffel Tower!
If you have a high-def video camera, be sure to take it on a hike with you to the bottom of the canyon. HD is the only way to bring out the gorgeous contrast of blue sky and red rock that you'll want to show everyone at home.