Paris - Night 2 - Palace of Versailles
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Travelled out to the Palace of Versailles, or simply Versailles, is a royal chÃ¢teau in Versailles, the Ãle-de-France region of France. In French, it is known as the ChÃ¢teau de Versailles. When the chÃ¢teau was built, Versailles was a country village; today, however, it is a suburb of Paris, some twenty kilometers southwest of the French capital. From 1682, when Louis XIV moved from Paris, until the royal family was forced to return to the capital in October 1789, the court of Versailles was the centre of political power in France. Versailles is therefore famous not only as a building, but as a symbol of the system of absolute monarchy of the Ancien RÃ©gime.
Saw the Hall of Mirrors (French: galerie des glaces) is the central gallery of the Palace of Versailles and is one of the most famous rooms in the world.
However we managed to go too far around the gardens and ended up having to spring through them to make the bus on time. Just made iT! Banging on their door as the bus left the car park
Had a French dinner that night, escargot etc, quite the novelty. In to the paris red light district to a Strip club (girls enter for 5 euros, guys for 20 euro, but the girls haggled me in for 5) For that you get a beer and a lapdance, what can I say...many highlights that day.
Paris Sightseeing at Leisure. Our sightseeing tour takes in the many sights and sounds. Gaze at the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe, visit NÃ´tre Dame and stroll along the Champs ElysÃ©es. A trip to the Palace of Versailles is included or in your own time perhaps visit Euro Disney. At night, a chance to see a famous cabaret. Contiki Village (B)(B,D)