Chateau Versailles day trip

Headed out early, before 8:30, to take the train to Versailles.

The train ride was about 40 minutes from St Michel Notre Dame RER station.  A short walk from Versailles Rive Gauche station gets you to the Chateau.


We had bought advanced tickets and the line for baggage check was not long. We were at the inner courtyard quickly.
We started in the gardens.
south garden area


one of the many paths
A long walk to the far end of Versailles to the Grand Trianon and Petit Trianon.
Petit Trianon
Marie Antoinette’s cottage
the farm
Lunch, then more gardens
dragon fountain
Five hours later, we finally go into the Chateau.
Hall of  Mirrors


Queen’s staircase
Back on the train and back to Paris. We get off at Champs de Mars Tour Eiffel station.
nearby museum


a drink at Cafe Branly
where we bought macarons last week and Sidney bought salted caramels
Seine river with Grand Palais in the background

Dinner nearby at Chez L’Ami Jean.
absinthe aperitif
veal cheeks


braised beef






Basque soup





lemon curd


riz du lait


chocolate and grapes


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