Paris part 3, the trilogy has ended

July 24, 2014

Hello lovelies,

last part with the final day..... And it is all about Versailles..

We got up early again to catch the train from La Chapelle/Gare du nord to Versailles Chateau. We bought the tickets at the ticket vendore and went off.
Everything worked until we were at the station of Massy something (?) and I could get out of the station with my card but Matthias couldn't. He then sneaked himself out after me looking for somebody who worked there, but nobody was in sight...!!!
After that we wanted to enter the next train with the ticket but this didn't work either. I have no idea what went wrong but the ticket system is idiotic. Matthias went in illegally again and I waited outside, not really knowing what to do when a nice woman let me enter through her card.
There we were, standing on the platform were the train was and suddenly, it was clear, why it didn't work. We looked up how to get there yesterday via the internet and it sent us to a route which was more than idiotic. it was a catastrophe. We could take the train heading for Versailles Chateau from there, no problem, BUT we would have to go over Paris again?!!
I convinced Matthias to instead go to Versailles Chantier, because the city of Versailles wouldn't be that huge anyway.
And so we did. After 10 mins we were there and got out with our original tickets????!!!. (I HATE THIS TICKET SYSTEM). A friendly conductor told us, that indeed, we were not very far from the palace Versailles and could actually walk! HOORAY!
Our mood got better that instant and we went to grab some breakfast at a local bakery.

The salmon quiche and the raspberry macron were mine and they were super Delicious. Raspberry heaven in my mouth.

Indeed, we didn't need a lot of time to reach the castle and after 15min we were there.
 Sadly the left part of Versailles was under construction...

 Sneaky Matthias taking a picture of my again. and YES, I am still wearing his ugly sweater. Wait, not still but...again..

 I didn't dress up much even though I wanted to wear another one of my lolita dresses but two friendly German lolita from the Angelic Pretty teaparty told me that they were not allowed to enter the castle because of their outfits. Meh.

We stood in line for the tickets even though we were free to enter with a passport. So after queueing 20mins, we went outside and queued for another 45min to enter the palace. And indeed, if you are under 26 years old and show your ID they let you enter for free. That was super awesome.


That was Versailles. Then we went into the gardens and the to the east for Trianon. They had a few nice rooms but either we missed something or they didn't show a lot...I know tours were you can see the whole castle..?

We ate lunch at cafe Angelina near petite Trianon and the cakes were delicious again..

Returning from the palace it was raining so hard, we went out of the area and discovered a bus station which took us to the train station Versailles Chateau.
We got a ticket and got into the train. At not even half of the way the train stopped and didn't continue. Then, after half an hour of waiting, they sent us all out. We didn't know what to do so we got into the tram and rode it until we saw an RER station. There were three conductors standing around and we told them the problem about the train and if we had to buy a new ticket because cleary, it was not our fault. They just told us, we should have stayed in the train. I got so mad, I kept blubbering, the train has stopped, we couldn't stay on that (fucking) train.
Luckily, we did get another ticket and with that we went to the apartment, got our stuff and drove to the airport. That was such a bad last impression of Paris and of France, I really can't tell you how pissed I was going to and coming from Versailles.

I will fly to Stockholm today and go to Närcon! I have been looking forward to that for a very long time :).


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