Versailles on Christmas Day !!!

As the best season is coming up for 2022, I try to bring nicer memories back into my life. Now that time has passed and the two great women of my life are out, (my mom Gladys and my wife Martine) this is the time where all comes back. I like to share these moment again with my readers. Thank you for reading me, and hope these posts brings joy to you and your families. These posts will be in my black and white series, no pictures.

After the Christmas eve dinner and the Christmas day gifts what is next ? I took off for a ride and walk of the city of Versailles on this glorious day. Christmas 2011 that is !!!

The city was calm and almost empty of course, there was some hardy tourists strolling in the evening but for most it was to me and my father who accompanied me while the rest of the gang stay at home watching the Christmas/Noel shows on TV. Its a special day, and wanted to be out, no snow, not cold ,just cool evening ,and no sunshine. I was by the palace, of course, then up the bd Leclerc to see the Cathedral of St Louis, and the Potager du roi, up to ave Gral de Gaulle to see the rive gauche train RER station, and the Hôtel de Ville on the corner of ave de Paris, went up to see Madame Elizabeth home on 73 ave de Paris, and back to the marché de Notre Dame.  Some was done by car and most on foot.

Its my home for now, still selling my house to move west to the Morbihan breton, but Versailles will always be home ,8.5 glorious years, another milestone in my life of moving and shaking and life goes on. I am sure another sweet land awaits me in Morbihan dept 56 of Bretagne, but the previous ones are all good. They all marked a stage of my life and learning experiences that helps me shape my life in the future. They are all remembered and share with friends and family along the ways. Versailles is no different.

The royal town of Versailles, home of the French constitution,and the declaration of support for the young nation of the United States of America. The end of the line of French monarchy. Its all here, along with jobs and schools, and everyday life’s chores.

Some updates from the Palace,,,,a new balcon has been open in the cours des cerfs; the piece des bains in Marie Antoinette apartments  are now open for viewing; and the restauration of the salon de Mercure over the last few months ,this is part of the Grands Appartements, done in 1682.

The Versailles tourist office:

The official Château de Versailles:

There you go folks a dandy experience , always remember with fondness, this is the season to be merrier, we always try even if memories of the past will come flashing by rapidly. It is always a time to cheers and in Versailles is royal nice.

And remember, happy travels good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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