Mercure Versailles Chateau
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed
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... to run- and get our Normandy run in on our “run around the world” tour. Daniel does not! I decide I will anyway- he doesn’t want to give me the keys so I can pull the car out of parking (its charging) so he decides to run with me> He is not happy- but I do appreciate him taking one for the team.
On the road we discover that going to Normandy is done so by toll roads. Each toll is roughly
... even huger gardens (most people just visit the palace) but our guide left the palace till last and took us to the outer gardens. First we stopped at a market and picked up supplies for a picnic lunch. We grabbed wine, baguette, hummus, tabouli, sundried tomatos and a punnet of strawberries. It was really cool to hear about all the escapes (or excapes as our Yankee guide insisted on ...
... Marie Antoinette!!
Day 2 was dedicated to the grand and petite Trianons, gardens and grounds and Marie Antoinette’s ultimate folly, the English Village which had turned out to be a big headache for all the successive custodians of Versailles. Somewhat surprisingly they have all restored, rebuilt and maintained it over the centuries.
The overall legacy left for the tourist is substantial all the ...
... at Versailles about 25 minutes later.
We've fulfilled out tradition of eating Macdonald's in another country while on our trip, in the town of Versailles, directly across from the train station is one of the busiest Macdonald's we've ever seen. Not much unusual on the menu here, except a more robust dessert and ice cream menu and a normal sized Big Mac and an extra large sized one.
On to Versailles Palace, its a short walk up and around ...
... a Prussian super-state by force of arms by pummelling all likely opponents into submission. This was an inauspicious origin, forged in blood and iron, the triumph of the mighty and the strong. The boastful and grandiose painting by Anton von Werner depicting this scene was an inescapable reminder that not only did Germany now exist, but that importantly it had been born out of a crushing and humiliating defeat of France, and that Germany had been "Made in France". In the ...