21.04.2011 - 21.04.2011 23 °C
Today started late, we didn't get up until 8:30 (I didn't finish yesterday's post until 2:00.) We ate a delicious breakfast, worked out the logistics of today and finally left for Versailles at 10:30. We made it there no problem because we are finally figuring out Paris's transit system, which I should point out is incredibly good. Absolutely anywhere you want to go in Paris is within a 10 minute walk of a metro station (there are more than 300!!! stops. The price, when you buy a 10 pack works out to 1.20 euros a piece, and considering we are using an average of 8 tickets a day, that is a reasonable price.
We got to Versailles at 12pm and went straight to town looking for lunch. At an indoor market we found a large wheel of camembert and a pork sausage along with a French apple for 7 euros. We went next door to the boulangerie for a baguette and roule chocolate (think brioche bread with chocolate chips) and finally to a corner store to find a bottle of 4 euro wine. Total cost...15 euros for a fantastic lunch!
We only walked around the gardens of Versailles, but were very impressed. By the time we got Marie Antoinette's Estate at the far end of the property we turned around and went back to the station. We made our smelly way back to smelly Paris.
We decided on dinner in a cafe where they charged us 9 euros for 2 glasses of coke. And no they were the regular size. They just rip everyone off here. We ate croque monsieur and apple, rhubarb tart.
Finding ourselves with an evening (and not willing to spend 60 euros on one hour of music at Sainte Chapelle) we found another corner store and a 4 euros bottle of rose. We made our way down to the Siene and drank it dry.