Lois Reynolds Mead

Art and a pink monkeyflower in a native plant garden…

Versailles…

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We, as the four Musketeers, (and a swan), were off on the RER railroad to Versailles.

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We were accompanied by our trusted historian, artist, scout, and guide Marie Theres Berger from Context Travel. She showed us how to use the train, gave us history on the thirty minute ride, explained how to get back home, walked us around the garden in the morning and then left us. We spent the afternoon touring the inside and seeing the Petite Trianon. A magnificent day! So glad we had the guide, she did a beautiful job.

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I do not think I can really describe this place in words…have to see it to believe it, almost…I will let the photos speak for themselves…
After arriving by train we walked past the Versailles Town Hall

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To be greeted by Louis XIV

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And the entrance to his humble abode

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Then the garden

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Inside

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We did see the rest and Le Petit Trianon, but this is where my battery went dead because I had taken too many videos. When we got to the Louvre two days later I bought a battery pack (in red, only because they did not have orange) so I would not have that problem again. I can't take pictures and it is as if you have cut off my arms…oh, no, that was the Venus de Milo…oh, well, my only disaster…

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