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Day 3 - Paris

sunny 23 °C

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.
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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.
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Posted by s-a 13:05 Archived in France Tagged paris

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OMG why didnt you guys budget to take all of us along! Looks AMAZING!

by stephlynne

So pretty! How about you send some of that bread here!!!! and cheese. and wine.

by Tashabobasha

your lunch looked like WOW! that is my kind of a meal; booze and snacks!

by mommamia

i didnt realize we were making cute names for ourselves!!

by stephlynne

HHAHHA! love the names!!! I think it was one of our favourites so far. And to eat it hidden inside the gardens of Versailles was super cool. The baugettes are SO much better than at home. It's light and air-y and chewy with a super crispy exterior. I have no idea how I'm going to give without it.

by s-a

welcome to all the old Europe, we hope you had a good trip a lot of fun still love Wijnand Henrik and Noah

by henrike

welcome here in the Netherlands and the beautiful town of Hattem 1000N years old, so old you will not find in Canada. In the pictures we see are becoming smarter and Shane Allyssa ever ....? Also a good trip by Hans and Lia.

by hans en lia pool

Looks amazing! Food looks delicious! Sounds like a blast! Wish we were there to enjoy it to. We will just have to enjoy it vicariously through the two of you. Can't wait for today's post!!!!! <3

by helga61

Thanks for looking in on us Wijnand, Hernika and Oom Hans and Tante Lia, we are really hoping to see you this trip. Have a wonderful day!

by s-a

hey shane the canucks are losing again so soon you can shave your playoff beard hahaha...just joking

by Herman Wilbrink

HAHAHA! we will be so mad if they lose! we're on the bandwagon again and we'd like them not to suck.

by s-a

Looks like so much fun guys! I love following this!

by Maggie

Thanks maggie! keep following and I'll keep posting

by s-a

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