Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Just Like Royalty

For the first time in a long time, I forgot to wake up. It seems that my body is soooo tired and has completely shut down. I woke up at 8:30AM (which is extremely late for someone like me) in a complete panic, first thinking that Cara-Li missed her school bus when in fact we should have been getting an early start for Chateau Versailles. We finally did make it to Versailles by 12:30PM only to find a huge lineup. 30 minutes later we were strolling the hallways of the Chateau like Louis XIV. What a shack! To think this was his cottage! It is way, way over the top. We strolled through the gardens to visit the Grand Trianon and the Petit Trianon, a couple of other homes on the property that were given to Marie-Antoinette to do what she wanted with. Now the Petit Trianon, this is more like something you would find in Westmount. Way more reasonable!

We finally made our way out of this truly amazing place and decided to head out to rue St. Germain for dinner. Of course, no one in Paris has dinner at 5PM so we shopped for clothing for the girls and sipped Kir Royales at Les Deux Magots while watching people go by. We only later realized that we were sitting at Place du Quebec during this time. Funny!

We had a very lovely dinner around the corner at Le Petit Zinc. Once again, this meal did not disappoint. Did I mention that I must fit into a tiny, tiny dress 2 weeks after my return for my brother? Yeah.... good luck to me, right?

1 comment:

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Sounds like you are having a wonderful trip...Kir Royales...say no more!!

Have fun!