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... for us. After a little more exploring, it was time to hit the trains and go to Versailles.
We arrived at our hotel in Versailles without much hassle. It was starting to get dark, so we decided to walk around town and grab some dinner. The city itself is remarkable. There was so much history in the architecture. We strolled down many of the ...
... there again like yesterday – so headed off early to stock up at our fav Boulanger…oh no! it’s closed on Mardi (Tuesday). Luckily another artisan Boulanger just across the street was open, so we ventured in. Mitch was very sceptical, but we got our order of 2 baguette, a croissant (for me) and an almond croissant for Mitch. Actually everything looked really good, and even better…. was still warm. Then off to the park – a bit cooler ...
... path). So we opt for the golf cart, which is extremely slow, but fun anyhow. We were able to stop at both the Grand and Petite Trianon for a quick run through; the Grand is definitely much more impressive, while the Petite is really just a super small French Chateau with some stone flooring and walls. On the ride back Heather took us the wrong direction and the cart automatically shut off, which then required me to drag it around 180 degrees so that it ...
... outcome was Adolf Hitler.
The first steps on the road to the Second World War had been taken, and Versailles provides the cast iron link from one war to the next. Versailles was a botched Treaty that far from creating peace, contributed to further war and destruction. What was intended to be a vehicle for peace turned into something akin to a weapon of mass destruction, and hereafter remains as a symbol of failure, of foolishness, of stupidity and error. A different Peace ...
... back at work... We decided to leave all museums to the end of our trip and spend more time wandering around Paris. We went to the Louvre entrance to see the giant pyramids and here we saw lots of tourists doing the tourist photos trying to touch the top of the pyramid. Not far from here are them love lock bridges. For those of you who haven’t heard of them, here's the story. A couple writes their names on a padlock and locks it onto one ...