Novotel Chateau de Versailles
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Day 9: England to Paris. Well, what a disaster of a morning! We said our goodbyes to Gordon, Lorna and Emily, and Gordon dropped us at the train station. We missed the first train by seconds but there was another one ready to leave (I don't know if the first one was an express or if they were both the same). When we got into St. Pancras, we had …
After arriving in Versailles late as it was a long drive, the dads had dinner - I stayed in the room which was unfair as dogs are allowed in restaurants here.
It was a 40 euro toll day, so that means we spent more in tolls than we did in fuel, it seems a bit costly to me. Switzerland has a system where you pay at the boarder and use the …
... to give a flavor for the gardens as we saw them.
Monet was a perfectionist – very "impressionable",and obsessively punctual (lunch at 12 meant that anyone who arrived at 12:05 would be excluded). Anything that didn’t meet his expectations, especially that which would affect his paintings (weather, lighting), could throw him into a depression.
Our guide pointed out that unlike many artists of ...
... and losses of war. The view of Paris from the top was "incroyable" (unbelievable) More amazing, I think, than from the Tour Eiffel. Unmarred by scaffolding, the 360 degree view was beautiful. I imagined Hitler's tanks rolling through the champs to stop right where we were standing. I imagined Napoleon planning for this great reminder of the power of the French empire. So much history. Back to solid ground and one more trip on the metro. Little girl, you've had a busy ...
... building is in itself an exhibit too. First Greek sculpture, than Italian renaissance paintings of which of course La Gioconda, better known as the Mona Lisa, is the main attraction. This is a lot smaller than I thought and I was surprised how it is part of other paintings in that room. But she is beautiful. Next on to the Apollo gallery a room covered in gold and beautifully painted ceilings. On to the Flemish and Dutch paintings and these were different from the Italian stuff, some ...
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