Saturday, June 5, 2010

In an attempt to beat the lines that we knew we would face, we got up early to make the trip to Versailles.  Even with our planning ahead it took us a few hours to get into the place.  Walking through the palace was like trying to walk through Epcot on New Years Eve (which I highly recommend against!).  It was interesting to see however most of the original furniture, etc. was destroyed during the Revolution so we were looking at mostly replicas.  We wanted to walk through the gardens however they wanted to charge us more than we were willing to pay.
Entrance to Versailles

From Versailles we stopped at Notre Dame and then walked through the Latin Quarter towards the Catacombs.  We stopped for lunch along the way and by the time we reached them they had already closed.

Notre Dame
 During our walk we passed by a thermometer that said it was 40 degrees Celsius.  After doing the math we decided that it must be broken because, although it was sweltering out, it could not be 104 degrees Fahrenheit.  After walking for 2 hours to get to the Catacombs we would realize that it was, in fact, that hot out and we wouldn't see less than that for the rest of the trip. 

 Later that night, after showers and a nap, we went back to the Eiffel Tower to watch it light up at sunset.
Eiffel Tower at sunset

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