Louis' prized hall of mirrors. They used it as a hospital after the revolution. Ha! Take that, Louis.Paris Day Deux
- We took the train (with an extra fun/depressing accordionist) from Paris to Versailles.
- Um...Versailles...WOW! HUGE. Pretty much the most amazing little country home(s) that Louis 14/15/16 could have invented. Apparently you can build a pretty nice place with half of your country's GDP at your disposal.
- Brushed up on the history (French history is so cool!) about those indulgent royals that really needed a getaway from their getaway for their getaway from their getaway, and then lost their heads.
- Spent hours and hours walking and biking (so fun!) around the amazingly ginormous gardens.
- Found out that there was still more to see past the gardens: Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon, and...
- Our favorite, the Hamlet.
- Sleepy train ride back to Paris to see a concert at Sainte-Chapelle. Back to the stained glass to see an amazing violinist play Vivaldi!
- Bought postcards. I really like postcards.
- And dinner at Leo le Lion. BUT I'm not going to tell you about it because I have a whole blog post in the works just for food!
300 years ago this place was buzzing with up to 5,000 nobles and their entourages.
The only room with any references to Christianity. Even there, the nobles bowed and prayed to Louis 14, who in turn addressed heaven.
And that's when the big camera died. Enter iPhone pictures:
King Louis' bed/Marie Antoinette's bed (where she birthed her children PUBLICLY!)
Like I said, the Hamlet was our favorite. Marie Antoinette just needed a little pretend peasant village to escape to (while real peasants were starving to death).
Back in Paris.
The lead violin was amazing! Four Seasons was fantastic. But oh my sweat it was hot in that church!
Aw, cute street art.
And that was day two...