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More of Paris and Versailles

Parc Asterix, Chateau de Versailles and the Eiffel Tower

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At last, some sunny days! Yesterday and today the skies have been clear, allowing us to get out and explore some of France's highly cultured heritage sites. Such as... Parc Asterix!

This was so much fun! My only regret was that Jessy wasn't there, because she would have completely loved it. I have never seen people go so completely to town over a theme...

Check these out:

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There are a few more pics in my gallery if you're interested. Robyn had to restrain me from buying things - the souvenirs were all so dinky but not many of you have confessed to being Asterix fans, so I was sadly at a loss for people to buy presents for. (I was forced to buy presents for myself instead... how unfortunate!)

Today we went to Versailles, the historic Palace of Louis XIV and residence of the infamous Marie Antoinette. The palace was lavishly decorated, and many of the rooms have been recently restored to their former grandeur. Unfortunately the queues to see the place were incredibly long, and once inside, the rooms were very crowded. We also spent some time in the extensive gardens, taking pictures etc. Here are a few top pics:

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On the way home we stopped at the must-see Eiffel Tower, and took the obligatory tourist pics standing in front of it - here's one that worked:

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Tomorrow is (incredibly) our last day in Paris, and then we are off to Holland to see all the rellies. I'll write again when we get there. Until then...

Au revoir!

Posted by RachMulder 10:05 Archived in France

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