EUROTRIP: Paris, France (Day Three)

15 July 2019 Paris, France

I hate to say this, but our last day in Paris still didn't go as smoothly as I hoped it would. Early in the morning, I learned that I lost my Museum Pass (most probably) from the night before. Remember when I told you about staying out late to watch the Eiffel Tower light up while having picnic dinner and catching up with a family friend? I think it may have fallen out of my pocket somewhere in the Trocadero. Totally my fault though.

 Outfit Details 
Jacket • North Face
Turtleneck • (gifted)
Mom Jeans • H&M
Shoes • Tretorn

Fortunately, I was still lucky enough to have visited the beautiful Chateau de Versailles after Ate helped me get a new ticket online while we were lining up for the entrance to the palace. I should say that even with the Museum Pass, there is not a "fast track" entry here because the waiting time was at least an hour. So be ready to queue if you didn't come early.

Without a doubt, all the hype for this Versailles tourist spot is well deserved. This right here is Marie Antoinette's bedroom, which is actually my favorite room in the entire palace. Just look at all the gold and floral details. It's like a 2013 Lois's dream come true. If you zoom in, you will see the secret door to the left through which Marietta escaped with her children when she was about to be killed.

I appreciated learning about the history of this place through the free audio guide being handed out to visitors at the entrance. It is a little earpiece with a gadget in which you will have to key in the number corresponding the room you are currently in, and the information will play right on it.

The hall of mirrors is also one of the most beautiful rooms in the chateau. I wish I could have taken a better picture, but the crowd of tourists didn't permit. I remember this one blogger I follow who said that the Disneyland crowd is nothing compared to the Versailles crowd.

This empty walkway made me stop to think for a bit to myself. Imagine being a French royal in the 1800's just strolling around this place. I wonder how grand that must have been. But also, probably really chaotic.

After visiting Versailles, we found ourselves at the Arc de Triomphe, another one of Paris's most famous monuments. It was the middle of the day, so a lot of tourists were trying to take pictures outside the metro station, but I managed to get just the one shot that actually looks good. I have my little brother to thank for that. He's actually the one behind most, if not all, of my selfies on this trip.

Because we wanted to squeeze in a trip to the mall in one of the shopping capitals of the world, Galeries Lafayette was the ultimate place to go. We also passed by the magnificent Palais Garnier (above) on our way there.

Come night time, we gathered our belongings from the hotel we were staying at and made our way to the Paris Bercy Bus Station to leave for Amsterdam. I really did enjoy Paris, no matter how short the time we spent there. Now I understand Camie Juan's big love for this place, and Audrey Hepburn's famous quote, "Paris is always a good idea." I only hope that I can visit again (and hopefully stay longer) in the near future. Here are some of my must-see's for reference:

      1. Montmarte (Moulin Rouge, Le mur des je t’aime, Sacre Couer, etc.)
      2. Chateau de Fontainebleu
      3. Musée d'Orsay
As always, have a lovely day wherever you are in the world right now, take care always, and love lots!
♡ Lois

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