Day 8 - Took a trip to the Palace of Versailles. This photo shows just a tiny portion of the property immediately surrounding the palace. We then decided to walk to the The Grand Trianon and Marie-Antoinette’s Estate. Bad idea. It was probably the hottest day of the year and there was little shade coverage through The Garden. There was a food stand somewhere along the way which sold Coca-Cola for €4.00. Best Coke ever. On the way back we took a tram for €3.50 each. Totally worth it since we were exhausted, but personally, I think the tram should be included in the price of admission. The King probably had his people carry him in a chariot. It’d be awesome to be part of royalty.
At night we also checked Montmarte/Sacré-Cœur and Arc de Triomphe off the list, both amazing in their own ways. Our hostel was located in the Montmarte area, an edgier, colourful part of town, but the heart of it is at Place du Tertre, a square with many restaurants and artists alike. A few steps over, the Basilique du Sacré-Cœur overlooking the city of Paris.
On to Champs-Élysées and the roundabout at the Arc de Triomphe. Just YouTube videos and you’ll see how crazy it is as 12 lanes radiate the roundabout and cars are going every which way. If you get in a car accident there, no insurance provider will cover you!
This photo is part of a set where I am posting one photo a day for that day exactly one year ago during my Eurotrip in 2010.