Saturday, August 13, 2011

VACATION ~ PARIS ~ PART TEN

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Paris
June 24, 2011 (Our Anniversary)

Mark took Friday off, it was our anniversary and I booked a 1/2 day trip to Versailles at 1:15 PM. We were picked up at the door of our hotel. Five other people joined us on the small van. Walter was our driver. Very nice man, maybe in his 40's, born in Finland but raised in Paris.

As we were picking up the other people we marveled at the way he got around the Arc De Triomphe. Those roads are crazy, fast and small. The circle ones are insane! Well Versailles was so beautiful. You can't do it justice in a few hours but it was certainly worth the trip for what we did see. Louis XIV sure knew how to build a palace with gardens. The sky that day looked almost fake.



Then we got dropped off near a restaurant we wanted to go to rather then walk there from the hotel. This was the Julien that we had gone to our first night in Paris. We had to wait because they were not open yet for dinner so we had some beers at a cafe while we waited. Mark bought me rose from a person who was selling them on the street. Excellent dinner and dessert.


I mentioned to Mark that I would really like to do the boat ride on the Seine river so we checked with the hotel to see what information they had. So we took a cab to the river for the boat ride at 11pm. It was awesome and would recommend it if you have the opportunity.We got to see the Eiffel tower all lite up at night. We could not find a cab to take us back to the hotel. It was that time of day when things were starting to close, like theatres and we tried but ended up walking all the way back to our hotel. I have to find out the distance! (I did some research and it was over 5 miles)



Great Anniversary in Paris.


Tomorrow we are off on our road trip to Italy.

13 comments:

Joyce said...

I need an anniversary in Paris...I have done the boat ride though and it is lovely. What a memorable celebration!

Joanne said...

Spending your anniversary in Paris...Very Very romantic! Your pictures are amazing! you are right the sky looks almost painted on!
Blessings, Joanne

Cherie said...

Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful Pictures!!! The Eiffel tower at night on your Anniversary...sigh:-)
And Versailles another happy sigh....

nancygrayce said...

What a wonderful Anniversary day/date! The food looked delicious. The gardens were breath taking. But my favorite was the Eiffel Tower lit up at night!

Kerri said...

awesome!! how wonderful and romantic

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

I would love an anniversary in Paris. Loved the shots. Can't wait to see Italy (I love the place). I am so enjoying your photo travelogue.

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

What a wonderful way to spend your anniversary. You have taken some wonderful photos Debby. Thank you so much for sharing them.

Unknown Mami said...

Beautiful images. I'm so glad you went.

Brandy@YDK said...

what a great anniversary. those gardens are so beautiful.

Nichol said...

Wow an anniversary in Paris, how exciting. How beautiful is the Eiffel Tower all lit up at night, oh and those gardens, wow! A 5 mile walk back to the hotel would have killed me.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Now that my dear is the only way to celebrate an amazing anniversary!!!

And how sweet even a rose!

The trip and driver sounds like so much fun. And as always love the photos!

The food looks to die for, a tad bit jealous!!!

Kristie said...

What a beautiful day, with beautiful sites and the perfect way to spend an anniversary!! :-)

Kristin - The Goat said...

Now that sounds like the anniversary of a lifetime! Your photos of your midnight ride are gorgeous! Bravo for walking home - ga! 5 miles. I would have been dead on my feet.

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