In the 2nd part of Laura’s trip to Paris she experiences a ride in a Citroen 2CV and visits the Palace of Versailles;
After visiting Hilton La Defense, we moved on to our next activity (my favourite)… We were chauffer driven around Paris in a convoy of Citroen 2CV’s, taking in the history and culture from all the sites which were within touching distance. Could you get any more French?!
Then it was off to the Trianon Palace, Versailles. We checked into our ‘Deluxe’ bedrooms, which have beds big enough for 4 people, before touring the hotel.
It took us almost 2 hours to see the Hotel as there is so much to see.
The Pavilion conference centre is separate to the hotel and can be accessed by a short walk outside or through the underground tunnel. There is a main room for up to 280 delegates in this building along with 99 bedrooms so it is great for exclusivity.
Back in the main hotel there is the remaining bedrooms, the Ballroom, Spa and Restaurants. There are two restaurants La Veranda for sophisticated casual dining and Gordon Ramsay for Michelin Star gourmet.
After a hearty dinner and a night ‘sleeping on a cloud’ we had a private tour of the Palace of Versailles. On the tour we learnt about the history of the building, it’s predecessors and the French Revolution.
Back to the hotel for a finger buffet lunch before being transferred to the station to get our Eurostar home.
As gutted as we all were to be leaving we couldn’t complain as we sat in first class again and enjoyed yet more yummy food!
To read more about Laura’s visit to Paris read the 1st part of her blog here