|just some of the people at Versailles yesterday|
The last time I was here (2002), I don't think the Grand and Petit Trianon were open for visits. And there was nowhere near the level of security there was this time.
After visiting both Trianons, we caught the little train back to the Chateau and waited in line for security. It was great to see things again, but the crowds were really bad. In many cases you had to shove people to get through rooms or be able to see anything.
|The entrance to Petit Trianon, Marie Antoinette's private house|
|and her bed|
|I've seen a few of the single-person|
electric vehicles in Paris.
|The King's (or maybe it was Napoleon's?) bedroom at Grand Trianon|
|Marie-Antoinette's bedroom in the Chateau|
|In the RER station: The French spirit lives on...|
Today we visited the Marais. We started at the Carnavalet, Museum of the history of Paris, then to Entrée des Fournisseurs, a great mercerie (notions shop).
From there we headed to Villa Paris, the tile shop owned by the our hosts, Olivier and Alexandre. We had lunch not far from there, at Au Bourguignon du Marais.
|You know it is a nice restaurant when they use Laguiole Cutlery|
|Dessert: 2 flavor of Berthillon ice cream|
Tomorrow, the D'Orsay!
|The shop, Villa Paris|
|Leo, the new miniature Schnauzer|
|Some of the beautiful tile work--|
1mm square mosaic pieces