Tuesday, December 8, 2015

France and Versailles

The Seine river has a series of lock and dams.  The river rises and lowers during 24 hours.  Our bedroom window had this view one morning when I woke!  
when we arrived back from our morning tour, I could see the city from our window.  The great thing about a river cruise you are always near land.
 Did I mention my best friend Jane was along on this trip!? So fun.
 Yep, below is part of the design on the buildings were they "stored" the black plaque victim's bodies, until they could be buried.  
 Churches everywhere!
 The beautiful and serene garden area below was once, long ago the location of the fateful end to Joan of Arc.  She was burned at the stake in the town square, now a church and garden.

 Lots of fun at cafes and walking around!

 Then..... Versailles. Oohlala!
 The below chapel, where when Mass was said, everyone would be seated looking at the King and the King was the only person who faced the priest.  Lucky for us there was someone actually playing the organ when we were there.  We could face the organ player too! No kings allowed anymore.

 Uh, let's sit and chat with the King and Queen while they are in bed!

 Luckily in November, Versailles is not crowded.

 It was the most dreary day of our entire trip.  I am sure the gardens are spectacular in the summer.
The little lucky cherubs below get to stay all year!
Up next... Saving the best and most sentimental part of our trip for my last post.

Normandy Beaches!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Lori! Oh, what a wonderful trip. We've never been on a river cruise but want to someday! I've been to Paris a few times and just love it. Oh, and Versailles is spectacular. We were son interested in going, not just because it's a fabulous landmark, but my hubby's great uncle, E. M. House who was an adviser to President Woodrow Wilson, and a peace treaty was signed in the Hall of Mirrors! It's beautiful, isn't it? Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)


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