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Paris - Versailles

King Louie's grand place...

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Contrary to the last blog entry, we all get up early for the trip to Versailles. It is a bit over an hour by metro and train out to the city where the complex is. There are three main parts - the Chateau/Palace, the Gardens and the Trianons. I had only seen the gardens, so I was looking forward to it. The Palace opened at 9am and we were in line as planned by 8:30am. It started a bit unimpressive, but quickly gained momentum with all the fabulous rooms and the tremendous Hall of Mirrors...


The gardens are extremely vast (they rent golf carts). There are "roads" between areas as well and many musical water fountain displays. Loads and loads to see.


As we made it up one side of the garden, we stopped for a lunch break in the park. Next a few of us rented bikes to ride to the Trianons (riding on cobblestone roads was an experience). The Grand Trianon is amazing by itself.


Gwen called and made reservations at a place we wanted to eat near our hotel. So after a long day and some struggles with the laundry mat, we had a very nice sit down meal.


Posted by M6-Greg 00:51 Archived in France

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