Day Seven or the One Who Built It All
Trip Start Jun 20, 2012
9Trip End Jun 30, 2012
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After touring the Palace, Nick and I were able to spend awhile walking around the gardens. It was a beautiful day, though somewhat hot. It's amazing how various the climate is here! Two days ago it was in the 50s and raining. Today it was in the mid to high-80s! Anyhow, the gardens are lovely, as you can see, and also contain many works of modern art. The fountains were not on during our time there, but they do fountain shows and I'm sure they are pretty awesome too. You cannot come to Paris without visiting Versailles.
Going back to our tour guide, I was hoping the hear various in-depth and fascinating stories about the Palace and its occupants, but, unfortunately, I do not think that I learned anything new today
After Versailles, Nick and I enjoyed a nice French lunch. I guess that I haven't raved about sandwiches in France yet, but they are so yummy! I love sandwiches anyway, but the baguettes in France are unparalleled for their deliciousness. Also, if you haven't been here, something good to know is that the French use butter as a condiment. A typical sandwich (mixte in French) consists of baguette, ham, cheese, and butter. You can't go wrong. Crepes are also delicious and highly recommended.
Following lunch we headed back to the apartment for a nap. The sleep deprivation is really catching up to us and Nick had a little bit of work to take care of in the early evening. After this, we headed over to Cave a Bulles, a French craft beer store, where we had a great time talking to the owner. We sampled a Dutch licorice stout that was really quite nice and he was a sincerely friendly, helpful person--a rarity in Paris. We enjoyed some beer banter and he recommended a few bars as well as a place to go for dinner. We followed his advice and enjoyed some great French craft beer and food with a friend of mine and her boyfriend, who happened to be in Paris too.
Today was pretty relaxed and I feel that just as I am starting to feel at ease in Paris, we will be getting ready to leave soon.
No specific plans for tomorrow, other than enjoying our last day in the city before heading back to London.