Versailles and Ladurée
Versailles Travel Blog› entry 22 of 32 › view all entries
May 25th, 2007 – by: ienjoybeingagirl
I watched the movie Marie Antoinette (starring Kirsten Dunst) and I knew immediately that I needed to visit Versailles! It looked beautiful and Michelle had told me it's even more beautiful in person. We took the train to Versailles, and it's very easy to find the Château from there. We sat near the lake and ate our lunch, walked around the gardens, and then finally toured the Château itself.
We headed back to Paris, went to the Notre Dame, and got ice cream at Amorino and Berthillon. Yum!! Michelle LOVES the movie Paris Je T'aime, so we found some of the movie locations, including the mosque. By this time, the clouds were starting to get dark and it looked like it was going to rain. We headed back to the hotel and I took my daily siesta :) I woke up to it thundering really hard, lighting brightening up the sky, and rain falling like rocks. After the rain, we headed back out. Michelle is obsessed with Ladurée, so we decided to go there to get some macarons.
Michelle fell on the Champs-Élysées (where all these French men decided she was a damsel in distress and tried to help her ha ha!) and then we went to the Trocadero for a gorgeous view of the Eiffel Tower lit up at night. It literally took my breath away and I wanted to cry. It was so beautiful and something you always dream about and see in pictures...if I wasn't already in love with Paris, I definitely fell in love with the city right then and there.
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