So last Saturday we decided to take a day trip to Versailles. It happens to be the last stop on RER (aka train) C, which is basically like a commuter train to the suburbs of Paris. What that means is with our navigo passes (public transportation passes) we can go to Versailles for free on weekends, even though it’s in a zone that isn’t covered by our everyday passes. Anyway, so yeah: transportation to Versailles was free which was pretty sweet, and only about an hour commute.
When we arrived Jordan and I decided not to go into the castle – she had already been and I plan on returning with the CEA program later in the semester. Jamie and Jordan’s friend from home Madelyn took a tour of the castle and met us in the gardens.
Before catching up with them, we went through a small labyrinth, almost rented boats to chill on the water, and hung out in the forest alongside the gardens, which for a Vermonter and Washingtonian, was pretty essential to our well-being. I actually cannot express how comforting the smell of trees is after a month in the city!
The trip all-together wasn’t too eventful, we got some ice cream and simply admired the surroundings. After about 4 hours we headed back to the RER to prepare for an evening out on Bastille! There’s not much I want to say about that because the following day was very painful.