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Day Six – July 20 – Off to Paris . . . which way do I look? July 21, 2008

Filed under: Chronological,England,France — The Travel Guy @ 10:41 pm

 

The Eurostar train as it prepares to leave St. Pancras in London enroute to Paris through the Chunnel.

The Eurostar train as it prepares to leave St. Pancras in London enroute to Paris through the Chunnel.

We were off early this morning to catch the Eurostar train from St. Pancras station in London to Paris Nord.

At least London is kind enough to write “Look Left or Look Right”

on the pavement to ensure we left hand drivers look the correct way before stepping off the curb.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once we completed the 2 hr 20 min journey between London and Paris we got back to looking Right for cars . . . or is it Left.  No need to ask Jess or Andrew about the train ride through the Channel Tunnel, it was so smooth they both slept for almost all of it.

We arrived early at our hotel, Prince Albert Louvre on rue Saint Hyacinthe, so we decided to take the trip out to Versaille to see the famous castle of King Louis XIV.  

 

A portrait of King Louis XIV hanging in the amazing palace he built at Versailles.

A portrait of King Louis XIV hanging in the amazing palace he built at Versailles.

This is a huge palace with beautiful grounds that seem to extend for as far as the eye can see.

I don’t know if Sundays are special, but they had lovely classical music playing as you strolled through the gardens.

Versaille - looking from the Latone Fountain out to the Grand Canal.

Versaille - looking from the Latone Fountain out to the Grand Canal.

 

Versailles - Deana and Jeff by the Apollo Fountain

Versailles - Deana and Jeff by the Apollo Fountain

Although the weather was fairly warm, the spray from the fountains kept us in long sleeves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Versaille - Deana, Jessica and Andrew above the steps leading down to the many fountains and the Grand Canal in the distance.

Versaille - Deana, Jessica and Andrew above the steps leading down to the many fountains and the Grand Canal in the distance.

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