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Throwback Thursday: A visit to Paris

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Throwback to summer 2007 and a much anticipated visit to Paris.

I went to Paris with two friends as we finally wanted to try out our hard-earned French skills and of course to visit all the important sights. We had booked a hotel room in Montmartre and spent five days exploring the city and visiting the Louvre, Notre Dame, a rather well-known English bookstore, Sacre Cœur and the palace of Versaille. I liked Versaille the most because we had all the details of the French Revolution drilled into our heads in sheer endless history lessons in school so it was really exciting to see what had enraged the French so much all this time ago. And I have to admit, if I had been starving and living in poor conditions in 1789, I would have wanted to see the heads of the people living in that gorgeous palace rolling, too.

This picture was taken at the back of Versaille. Behind me is the palace and I was looking out unto beautiful groomed gardens and endless green hunting grounds. If you’re ever in Paris, be sure to check out Versaille, it’s more than worth the entrance fee (currently a simple ticket costs 15€, with people under 18, as well as residents of the EU who are under 26 being granted free admission).