PULLMAN VERSAILLES CHATEAU
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... palace rooms. We then went to look at Marie Antoinette's farm house but it began to bucket down rain..... One again we had to cut our tour short and head back to the hotel on the bus. We got to spend about 3 hours to ourselves for relaxing and sleeping before dinner... Dinner was at the same place where we had salad, potato and chicken and fruit salad. I got back to the hotel starving so ate some ...
... 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 ...
We noticed a difference in crowds since Thursday; a national holiday in France (Labour Day). Next week is another national holiday commemorating the end of WW2 on May 8. Many French families use this time as a spring vacation. Combined with the start of the tourist season, the attractions are getting busier.
We set our alarms early to depart for Versailles, the palace of French royalty. The forecast was for clear sunny ...
... galleries, and royal chambers. Perhaps the most impressive display of opulence in the entire chateau is to be found in the famous Hall of Mirrors, which is filled with gilded candelabra, classical-style statues, ceiling murals, and hundreds of mirrors covering one entire wall. Even today, the effect is stunning. One can only imagine the impression it made on those who walked through this luxurious hall in the ...
... which was amazing scrub, spa and massage. We then had dinner at a local restaurant it was really nice, best lasagne we have ever tasted so we are looking forward to trying it in Italy. Overall, Everyone was really nice and helpful a lot of them spoke some English with strong french accents which really helped. They knew we weren't French as soon as we said Bonjour haha as we probably weren't saying it right after that they spoke English straight back to us. Smoking is ...
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