Day 206 – Paris, France

This afternoon we ventured to the outskirts of Paris to visit the extravagant Chateau de Versailles. Upon our arrival, we learned that the interior of the Chateau was closed on Mondays (boo!). Fortunately the decadent grounds of Versailles were open to the public so we had a wonderful day strolling through the enormous gardens, lounging on the grass, and admiring the exterior beauty of the Chateau. Later, we returned to the city to visit Galeries Lafayette (per the recommendation of my Aunt Jan). Galeries Lafayette is a luxurious department store with a gorgeous dome interior. It was definitely worth seeing.

(Chateau de Versailles)

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(Galeries Lafayette)

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(Basilique du Sacre-Coeur)

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2 Responses to “Day 206 – Paris, France”

  1. Aunt Jan Says:

    Thanks for the pix! They bring back a flood of wonderful memories! The dome is great, isn’t it? It’s too bad that the inside of Versailles was closed. Did you take a tram to the other gardens? Don and I decided that if we went back to Paris, we’d stay in Versailles and ride the train when we wanted to go “into town!” Try to find out when some of the markets are open around town. Other interesting spots to visit are the cemeteries, where you will find quite unique headstones. (They should be listed in your guide book.) Beware the Gypsy groups around the Sacre Coeur area!!! They have a tendency to divert your attention while someone else picks pockets. Enjoy the City of Lights!

    • The dome was gorgeous indeed. It is quite an artistic feat. I’m so glad our pictures bring back some good memories for you. I’m sure in a few years they will serve the same purpose for us. Yes we did explore the full extent of the beautiful gardens at Versailles (the grounds are massive). Thank you so much for all your wonderful suggestions.

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