Wednesday, the 19th of September, by rail from Berlin to Paris.
Depart Berlin Hbf 09.48 by ICE 952 arrive Cologne Hbf 14.21, depart Cologne Hbf 16.42 by THA 9472 arrive Paris Nord 19.59
Melia Vendome Boutique Hotel, Rue Cambon, 75001 Paris.
Thursday and Friday, the 20th and 21st of September.
Although we have visited Paris many times we have never visited the Palace of Versailles. On this occasion we decided to correct this omission. As you can see from the photographs the weather was superb with blue sky and sunshine. However the queues to gain admission were long and when we eventually entered the building it was packed. I seriously doubt that had a fire occurred a safe evacuation of the building would have been possible. We suggest that you give the inside tour of Versailles a miss or get there at break of day. If an early arrival is not possible then content yourself with the gardens and grounds which are seriously extensive and spectacular. The next day we headed for our favourite square, Place Dauphine and then walked the left bank as far as the Eiffel Tower. In the afternoon it rained, the first rain whilst walking a city in the entire holiday.
Saturday, the 22nd of September, by rail from Paris to Chesterfield and then home by taxi.
Depart Paris Nord 11.13 by ES 9023 arrive London St Pancras 12.30 depart London St Pancras 13.25 arrive Chesterfield 15.36
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© photographs by David...