Day at the Versailles Ginormous Chateau and a trip up the Eiffel Tower
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June 25th, 2008 – by: sshaunaa
We arrived at the chateau and skipped the line since we bought the Versailles pass. I'm glad we boughst it ince the ticket line up was ginormous and looked to be never ending. The chateau itself is impressive with room after room of decorated walls with bronze, gold and more paintings than I can count.
Afterwards we ventured out into the gardens that were just as ginormous. We stopped to watch some swans being teased by teenagers then a small kid and then a big kid. We were hoping one of them would be bitten but no luck. This of course was while we were eating ice cream. We walked for what seemed like hours to go around the canals. Photos don't do the gardens and park justice to show how huge they were. Overall I liked the gardens more than the chateau but the chateau was nice to see as well.
Tonight we decided to go up the Eiffel Tower. Once we got back to our hotel we bought a bottle of wine from the cutest French guy with the sexiest accent ever! (I think it took me about 1 minute to fall in love) haha
Then we went for some pizza along Rue Cler at a restaurant called Tribeca.
We then got in line for the tower. We decided to walk up to the second level which was about 700 steps. It was surprisingly easy (maybe helped by a half bottle of wine). The view from the second level was awesome but le creme de la creme was the elevator up and then the view from the top. We were at the top just before 11pm so we were up there when the tower started to sparkle. We could hear the crowds of people below cheering as it started and then lots and lots of flashes from the ground below of people taking pictures. It was so awesome and I'm glad we saved it for one of our last nights. I doubt I'll ever forget the feeling of being that high up looking down at all the lights of Paris!
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