Versailles and Eiffel Tower!
Trip Start Apr 19, 2011
43Trip End Jun 03, 2011
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Today we got up early and headed to Versailles!! We were a little rushed in the morning because we wanted to get there early so we forgot the pedometer so unfortunately we don't know the step count but I would estimate it around 17,000 steps (Based on how sore our feet were at the end of the day haha). If you haven't hear of Versailles then I suggest you watch the movie "Marie Antoinette"... Kristen Dunst is in it and it shows you amazing views of the castle and their famous gardens.
We were a tiny bit disappointed that the inside of the palace was closed when we got there. It was a holiday Sunday but we also heard that they were shooting a movie there and it was also under construction so these may be part of the reason that they were closed. Anyways we took our time walking through the beautiful gardens and taking lots of jumping pictures in front of everything
We then walked back to up the top of the palace and headed to the train station to go to Paris for the rest of the day. We headed to Notre-Dame Cathedral first. By now we were getting a hold of the train system and this trip was very easy. when we got to Norte-Dame we took lots of pictures, however, the line to get in was so big that decided that we will come back another day. We later found out that it was someones beatification? so that's why it was so busy on this Sunday.
We then walked to the Latin corridors which is this big area full of shops and tons of places to eat! This was my favorite part of Paris so far! Kara and I got these amazing Gyro with fries in it and Katelyn got some amazing Gelato. We walked around for a while and I bought a cliche Teal Barret and some other trinkets and souvenirs. After spending about an hour walking around here we decided that we would head to the Eiffel Tower!
It took a long time to walk along the river get to the Eiffel Tower but there were tons of little stands along the water where people were selling souveniers. The strangest part about this was that most of the stands were selling used and new books? There were tons of them, and even like really old magazine collectors items like national geographic and vogues from like the 50's. Eventually we started to see more and more of the tower. Here there was TONS of people and the lines to walk up to the top of the tower were even longer than the Notre-Dame Cathedral so again we decided to take jumping pictures and come back to it another day
We then headed back to Christine's house for a late dinner. We tried to hard to find a place that sold wine and flowers to get her a thank you gift but since it was a holiday Sunday everything was closed :( We had a lovely dinner again at home with chicken and french fries ( haha Dad " FFFRANCH FRIES, FRANCH TOAST!..better off dead ;) ) Then we had some Delicious ice cream and cookies. Christine welcomed us to come back and stay after we returned from Mont St-Michel and we gladly accepted! We spend the rest of the night trying to figure out the trains for the next day and then we went to bed.