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... cruised through the gardens for a few hours. The size of this manicured garden is unbelievable and provided a lovely place for another picnic and a nap under the trees. We caught the train back into central Paris and then walked along the Seine, stopping to start a new trend by putting a pad lock onto a bridge and throwing the keys into the river. Will be interesting to see if it takes off. Tomorrow we start bus about and travel to Bruges in ...
... very long lines to get into the palace itself`. I thought it would be better if I tour the gigantic gardens first, see Marie Antoinette's house and then finish up at the palace. The gardens are impressive. There are many mazes, fountains and nooks and crannies that I imagine all the royalty and their guests getting lost in. I walked all the way down to the grand canal and knew it was going to be a long walk to the next place ...
... and I followed that with a couple of hours wandering around the museum, which was free, although I paid for earphones with an English commentary..
I did miss out on visiting the house of Victor Hugo (author of Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Les Miserables) which was close but the outside was being sandblasted clean and it was closed.
I spent another hour wandering through the alleyways of ...
... Ventured back to the hotel, did some reading and had a rest before heading out for more food...dinner at the Continental Pub. It was really looking forward to the mussels which according to Trip Advisor were fabulous. It certainly didn't disappoint and the staff were super friendly and helpful. I tried my first Tarte Tatin but perhaps it was this restaurant but I didn't enjoy it as much as I do the Creme Brulee. Ha Ha. Off to bed I went, ready for the next ...
... either. Oh well - that's tourist attractions for you. We then started our exploration of the gardens ... And more gardens... And more gardens... In order to be back for the start of the fountain show at 3:30 we decided to hike the 1.5klm to the Trianon and Petite Trianon. By now my feet were getting sore but still a long way to go. We got back with only mins to spare and when the fountains started, it was like a mad rush to navigate around the many secluded garden areas to see ...
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