PULLMAN VERSAILLES CHATEAU
Travel Blogs from Versailles
Fabulous trip to Claude Monet's Giverny - lots of train travel due to striking workers but made it through - fascinating watching the World of French folk from a train station and on the trains. Will add photo's soon - busy now with the Conference. Out to dinner with 8 others - Mexican friends and new Spanish friends - straining to understand …
... It was Louis XIV who built this small palace of stone and pink marble in 1687 to "escape the rigors of court life" and to enjoy the company of his mistriss, Madame de Mintenon. The Grand Canal that runs directly in front of the palace is huge beyond belief and was the site for Louis's many boating parties. He sounds like an amazing guy.
When it was time for home - the fact that we had purchased the wrong tickets (my fault I ...
... words the opulence and grandeur of this palace. The art, tapestries, marble floors, statues, frescos....So beautiful! Initially intended as a hunting lodge for King Louis XIII in 1624, as with many construction projects, it evolved into something very different and more expensive! The King began to see Versailles as a country estate which would enable him to live away from the filth and poverty of Paris. He established this palace ...
... to enjoy the fairy tale atmosphere down there. It's understandable that she liked to retreat from the madness of the Royal life to such a place. It is so peaceful and relaxing. We left Versailles at around 5.30pm, it felt like only 3.00. The day flew by. We got home at around 6.45 and I chose a restaurant for dinner. Les Bougresses is about 3 minutes walk around the corner, a beautiful French restaurant, old stone walls, very cosy and warm. We had the €26 ...
... they cost 3.45 euro each way) and the machines to buy the tickets only take coins! You can also queue up in a very long line and pay cash, but it’s just easier if you have change.
Made it to Versailles and found a ticket office that looked reasonably official. I wanted to get rid of some of my change so I gave the lady 20.46 for the 19.45 cost of the ticket and they had trouble finding a 1 cent euro coin. Which makes sense, but was sort ...
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