A wonderful stop on our return to Paris. our tour guide was a marvel of information, organization, energy, and fun. She managed to get us through crowds with ease, and showed us incredible amount of art, architecture, and history, without ever making us feel rushed. Versailles is a palace not to be missed, but this tour is certainly the way to see it.
After touring the palace proper, we had the opportunity to stroll on our own through the gardens to the Grand Canal.
We reassembled for lunch at a charming restaurant by the Grand Canal. Our meals were very good, and the atmosphere was a delight. The service was very friendly.
From lunch we continued our tour on to the Grand Trianon and the Queen’s Hamlet. Since these were less crowded the pace slowed, but the interest and beauty did not flag in the least. Our teachers continued to give both overviews and point out fascinating details of architecture, art, and history. These lesser-known areas were a great way to finish a fantastic day.