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Paris

Interrupted by COVID-19 Pandemic

Greetings! Our next adventure took us to Paris, France. We had wanted to go to France for some time and were looking forward to this trip. We took the EuroStar over to the continent and it could not have been an easier experience. We picked up public transportation passes upon arrival which were quite expensive, but they covered all zones for several days in the city. Paris, overall, was pretty expensive we found during our brief trip there. We had planned to stay for four days but ended up leaving after only a day and a half. All of the travel restrictions and social distancing policies due to COVID-19 were being announced across the world and we thought it was best to get back to the island. We had planned to go to the Palace of Versailles, the Lourve, the Museum d’Orsay, and take a river cruise as well as see the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe, but unfortunately we only made it to the Palace of Versailles. The palace is located on the outskirts of the city.

The Palace of Versailles, also known as Château de Versailles, was the principal royal residence of France from 1682, under Louis XIV, until the start of the French Revolution in 1789, under Louis XVI. It is famous for its opulence.

Palace of Versailles: http://en.chateauversailles.fr

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There was a small Ladurée shop inside of the palace...and naturally I couldn't help myself. Who can resist a pretty macaron? Ladurée is a French luxury bakery and sweets maker house created in 1862. It is one of the world's best-known premier sellers of the double-decker macaron, 15,000 of which are sold every day.
Ladurée: https://www.laduree.co.uk
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We were really upset our Paris trip had to be curtailed. We hadn’t travelled in a while and were really looking forward to the Parisian getaway, but we know we made the right decision. Health and safety come before anything else. We have decided we will go back when the travel restrictions and quarantines are lifted and things return to normal.

Pausing for the next adventure...

Posted by LCP 22:42 Archived in France Tagged paris france palace of ladurée versailles macaroons covid19

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I could not agree more with your disappointment! As you know, Laura and I were planning to visit France and England — and YOU! — this fall. Although nothing has been officially cancelled yet, we feel pretty sure the virus will still be found in pockets around the world in September and October. Perhaps we can video chat sometime instead!

by Lucinda C Cobb

If you could get a photo of Macron eating a macaron, that would be something! Those interior pics are incredible.

by Ron Cobb

Great photos. Glad you got to see Versailles at least and hope you will be able to return to France in the near future.

by Jim Cobb

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