…And so the story continues. With a succession of images of course!
After roadtriping across the country we had a few more pit-stops before delivering our rental car to Paris. While researching one night it quickly dawn on me that we had the opportunity to visit Versailles before hitting Paris. I have always longed to visit the Palace but on a previous trip to Paris I did not have enough time to make the trip out of the city. Everything was in place and after a night spent in a twee bed and breakfast in Fourtainbeau, we were on our way.
Planning to arrive early at the Palace, we became a little distracted with a luscious breakfast and got a little off track when the GPS decided to take us on a route avoiding traffic. i.e. the long way around. Of course we were met by a snaking queue and spent the morning in the garden instead, opting to visit the palace (highly recommended as there was no queue in the afternoon). I have to say this was the grandest place I have ever had the pleasure to visit. I was in awe.
The Palace of Versailles had us in awe.
The most stunning interior my eyes have ever had the pleasure to experience. I was a little bummed that my camera could never capture the sparkle and majesty. You need to see in life and imagine every corridor, bedroom, ballroom without tourists.
Interior inspiration for when we got home?
Next stop, Paris. Again the gps was not our friend and sent us on a peculiar route through the city. We can safely say that we have driven past the Eiffel Tower, Concorde and Opera…in rush hour. But we did arrive and what followed was an amazing for days in the city. I had only been to Paris once before and only for a short stay (2 days) so it was incredible to get to know the city a little better, wander down small streets and cook us crepes in the morning before site-seeing.
Two mugs, ‘boss’ and ‘big boss’. Can you guess mine?
Homemade vegan crepes in our apartment. Because when in Paris…
…we visited the Eiffel Tower.
Cafés are made for shopping stops and a few sips of beer
We were staying just around the corner from the beauty that is the Sacre Cour. Up the stairs we wet to see the beautiful views.
One evening every bar with a television, looked like this from the streets. Packed! Of course it was the World Cup and of course, France were playing. We pulled up a seat and a glass of Rosé, to join the crowd.
Even the chefs were peaking through the hatch!
It rained a little, between the heat, but if you believe the hype, there is nothing like Paris in the rain.
A walk along the canal St.Martin
Look over the city from behind the clock-face at Musee de Orsay
‘Le Shrek’. The house speciality cocktail (photographed while being created). A mix between a mojito and a green smoothie. Delicious!