Last Thursday I left work early and jumped with hubby on Eurostar. Destination Paris.
We were so lucky to have the most incredible weather and the whole long weekend was spent on strolling around, visiting flea markets, drinking lemon pressé, eating lots of flat peaches, cherries and sorbets.
We stayed in Bastille which is now my new favorite part of Paris, it’s so full of life and our hotel could not be in a better location. Lots of little cafés, bakeries and restaurants with nice friendly young waiters who wanted to speak English, so refreshing.
We haven’t visited any famed Paris sites, museums or churches but we did managed one trip out of town to Versailles.
We joined the crowds and went to see the palace first. What we managed to see was mostly gold.
Here we have gold with ostrich feathers in the queen’s and king’s bedrooms.
Bow detail on the queen’s bed.
Dazzling gilded ceilings.
Slightly lighter interior.
Oh, at last fresh air and blue sky.
More gold on the outside of the building of course.
Quick stop for some sandwiches and drinks in the café and we were off to the garden to have a little picnic.
Stopped by the Orangery.
Admired the view and vastness of the palace grounds.
Looked for a nice spot.
After a lazy hour of lounging on the grass we rented bicycles and were off to explore the grounds. We visited a couple of grand places but the most amazing oasis of peace was at Marie Antoinette’s estate. We paid a visit to the main house and then entered the most quaint, blissful, pastoral dream, the queen’s hamlet.
Isn’t this heavenly?