.@TeddyOutReady: Teddy in Paris Day 3 The Château de Versailles

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Teddy in Paris Day 3 The Château de Versailles

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We chose Sunday to visit  The Château de Versailles because fountains are activated during weekends only and weather on Sunday was better. We took a RER train in the morning, even though it was a two storey train it was packed to the limit. When we reached the place, we were impressed by the beauty of Palace and surprised by about 1km line-up to get there.

This time museum passes and a little child didn’t work, since every one had to get through security check. It took us about 1 hour to get through security check point and a stroller wasn’t allowed in the Palace.
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The Palace is so big and was so crowded that sometimes it was impossible to move forward.

The Hall of Mirrors was the most impressive. The principal feature of this famous hall is the seventeen mirror-clad arches that reflect the seventeen arcades windows that overlook the gardens. The King’s Grand Apartments and the Museum of the History of France caught our attention for a while as well. It was a thrill to walk through beautiful halls with statues of kings and paintings on the walls and ceilings.
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After visiting the Palace we headed to a Musical Garden to watch Fountains Show. The classic music was heard everywhere, but with fountains it was a bit of challenge. Every fountain works only at specific time range. Some of them work in the morning, some afternoon and some only 10 minutes before closing.

If to take into account that distance between fountains about 500 meters on average and they hidden among the trees then you need to do a lot of planning, walking and a map checking to be able to see them all working.

For Teddy it was a fun just to listen classical music and dance. We didn’t have too much energy left after fountains, but force ourselves to walk a long distance to Estate of Marie-Antoinette and the Petit Trianon with the Queen's garden. A lot of people rented a bicycle there, but we had a stroller instead, so Teddy was able to sit and relax anytime.

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It was a very exiting journey and even 30 min line-up to washrooms and many walking miles didn’t reflect on our spirit. We were looking forward to the next day to visit Arch of Triumph and Champs-Élysées.

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