Discovering Ponts Couverts, Strasbourg

Where : Ponts Couverts,  Strasbourg, France One of the main points to visit in Strasbourg is the Petite France historic centre. The paths will lead you to one of the most beautiful points of the city called “The Ponts Couverts”.  According to Wikipedia, the bridges erected in the 13th century on the River III.  They are […]

Discovering Barrage Vauban, Strasbourg

Where : Barrage Vauban, Strasbourg, France If you plan to visit Strasbourg, add “Barrage Vauban” to your must discovers! The Barrage Vauban or Vauban Dam is a bridge from the 17th century on the River III.  From this point, you can see a great panoramic view of Strasbourg, including the Petite France and the river. […]

Discovering Batorama, Strasbourg

Where : Batorama, Strasbourg, France We arrived in Strasbourg mid-afternoon and by this time the boat tour was full for the day.  As a result, we pre-purchased the tickets for the following morning. It was cloudy and partially raining the next day, so the glass covered boat was the perfect way to tour the city. […]

Discovering Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg, Strasbourg

Where : Strasbourg Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg),  Strasbourg, France Once settled in Strasbourg, we immediately left our apartment to visit the city.  This is when we tried to get the Batorama boat tour but it was full for the remainder of the day.  As we recall, the ticket booth is relatively close to the […]

Discovering Gardens of Versailles

Discovering Versailles Palace

Gardens of Versailles Logistics about the Gardens The gardens have a separate entrance from the Palace.  (Here is our Versailles Palace review.)  We went on a busy day and to avoid waiting in line, it was suggested to start visiting the gardens first and the Palace later.  We are appreciative of this indication, because their […]

Discovering Versailles Palace

Discovering Versailles Palace

Palace of Versailles - France According to Wikipedia, the palace was built in the 11th century.  It was the seat of political power in the Kingdom of France. Getting to Versailles Versailles is easily accessed by train, especially from main cities like Paris.  Once at the train station, budget for a 10 minutes walk to […]

Discovering the Petit Trianon in Versailles

The Petit Trianon in Versailles

The Petit Trianon in Versailles Pleasantly surprised We came for the Versailles Palace, and returned raving about the Petit Trianon!  Since the lineup at the Palace was unbearable, we started sightseeing the Versailles Garden and Petit Trianon. About the Petit Trianon According to Wikipedia, the Petit Trianon was designed by Ange-Jacques Gabriel from the order […]

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