Here I am again, talking about our honeymoon getaway in Paris.
In my previous entry, we explored many parts of Paris and I hope I can give you more insight with this entry.
The fourth and final day started with breakfast at a nearby brasserie which captured our attention after walking 5 minutes away from the hotel.
We had to ensure our tummies were well-fed before we embarked on a journey to Versailles. The train ride would take about 45 minutes to get there from the city.
In French, Palace of Versailles is known as the Château de Versailles. It cost us 18 Euros per person to visit this royal estate.
The court of Versailles was the centre of political power in France from 1682, when Louis XIV moved from Paris, until the royal family was forced to return to the capital in October 1789 after the beginning of the French Revolution. Versailles is therefore famous not only as a building, but as a symbol of the system of absolute monarchy of the Ancien Régime.
The Hall of Mirrors is the central gallery of the Palace of Versailles. It is also a setting for many of the ceremonies of the French Court during the Ancien Régime.
The Gardens of Versailles, situated to the west of the palace, covers some 800 hectares of land.
It took almost 2 hours to complete the tour in the palace and the gardens. By the time we got back to the city of Paris, it was after lunch time.
On a last minute decision, we traveled all the way to the northern part of the city to visit the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris (Sacré-Cœur Basilica) at Montmartre.
This basilica is a popular landmark. It is located at the summit of the butte Montmartre, the highest point in the city.
Do you like this view of the city? It’s really spectacular, isn’t it?
Because it was our final day, we rushed to Louvre museum (just because I want to see the Mona Lisa).
I have a confession.
We did not expect most of the statues were showing off their private parts. I found it shocking, but again, I told myself, this is art.
Enough of the naked statues. Let’s take a look at the Mona Lisa.
Boy, this picture does not do justice for Mona Lisa. I guess I was at quite a distance away from the portrait so it looked really small here.
You have no idea how much we have walked and traveled on this final day. My legs were screaming for a break when we were at Louvre. With a unanimous decision, we traveled back to the restaurant where we had breakfast on this day to enjoy our final gastronomic adventure.
Escargot and Braised Lamb, oh how much I would love to taste you right now!
With that, our honeymoon has ended and we hope we would be able to come back for our 8th anniversary.
See you soon, Paris!