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Day 3 Versailles – Heading to the Palace

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I arrived into Versailles at one of the three stations, Versailles – Chantiers.

Leaving the train station I walked down Rue des États Généraux. Once I got to the intersection with Avenue de Paris I stopped off and had a hot chocolate at the Helios Pub (it was warm and had free wi-fi!!)


I continued down Avenue de Paris and came across the Mairie de Versailles (I think it’s the town hall building), which had an ice rink out the front.


I kept going down Avenue de Paris right into the forecourt of the Palace of Versailles. Amazing stuff!


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Day 3 Paris - Heading to Versailles

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I left left hotel quite early (jet lag was still a problem....) and walked through the early morning streets where the shops were accepting their goods for the day (including an amazing amount of fresh flowers!). I walked along Rue Chevert and then past Hotel des Invalides and to the RER station, where I jumped on a train to Versailles.


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Day 3 Versailles – Europe 2013 Holiday

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I did a day trip to Versailles on the train, and then spent time at Notre Dame and Sorbonne. It was only 6C/42F and quite cloudy all day.
I will break this day up into several posts as they are all quite big.


• Paris to Versailles
• Versailles station to the Palace
• Inside the Palace
• Palace Gardens
• Returning to Paris
• Notre Dame Towers Tour
• Sorbonne

I did 18,511 steps on my fitbit.

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Day 2 Paris – Rue Tronchet and Place de la Concorde at night

Rue Tronchet and Place de la Concorde at night

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Leaving Printemps, I walked Rue Tronchet. There I came across many flower stands.


I also came across a glove store that sold any coloured glove you could wish for!


I continued and ended up at Place de la Concorde and saw the lights from the Eiffel Tower.


By this time I was tired and knew I had an early start in the morning.

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Day 2 Paris – Printemps and Galeries Lafayette

Printemps and Galeries Lafayette

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On the hop-on-hop-off bus, we passed the Printemps store, and I decided that I would need to come back and see the shops later.


In the evening, I walked from the Opéra Metro to the Galeries Lafayette and then along Boulevarde Haussman to the Printemps store. All the buildings were lit up with fairy lights, and the Christmas displays in the windows.


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