Mr. Selfish and I had both been to the Palace of Versailles previously but we couldn’t resist seeing the opulence again. We waited for a sunny day and embarked. It was indeed as lovely as I remembered. Unfortunately, because the weather had turned cold, the fountains were turned off. It was nevertheless still beautiful.
Mr. Selfish and I are currently loving our little apartment in Paris. But as is our nature, we want to do a few day trips from Paris while we are here. Do you have any suggestions for us? We’re currently looking at the following possibilities:
1. Versailles – In 1682, Louis XIV moved from Paris to the Palace at Versailles. It is opulent and beautiful. The last time I went, it was the middle of winter, so none of the fountains were turned on and the gardens were mostly brown. I want to experience Versailles in the autumn.
2. Giverny is where Monet painted his water lillies. Monet moved to Giverny in 1883 with his family, including his second wife and 8 children, living and painting there until his death in 1926.