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Walk, Walk, Walk

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By K: Yay! My wish finally came true. Yesterday, at 9:30 AM, we were on the elevator heading to the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. I've always wanted to go. Two years ago, we thought that we were, but we didn't. Last year, we were planning to go, but had to cancel because our mom got Breast Cancer. That was why we decided to wear pink today-to say that we made it and our mom was cancer-free. We walked around, took some pictures, and then took the elevator to the top floor of the tower. When we got up there, we saw our friends that had been waiting for us for about 30 minutes. We took some pictures up there and then went to the elevator to go to the bottom.

After visiting the Eiffel Tower, we got on a train going to Versailles and met our private tour guide. He took us to grab a bite, and then we started walking to the Palace of Versailles. The Palace of Versailles (Chateau de Versailles) was built by King Louis XIV in the 17th century. He built it as a hunting lodge and to 'show-off' to his friends. We toured about 15 rooms. Each room had a painting with a Greek/Roman god or goddess on the ceiling, and we had fun trying to guess which god/goddess it was. Then we went to see the garden and Marie Antoinette's private house, called Petit Trianon. We also learned from the guide that Marie Antoinette was hated very much by the French people. During the Revolution, two of her best friends were beheaded before she was and she was shown the heads to make her suffer more prior to her execution. Overall, Versailles was bigger than I had expected, and we walked more than 4 miles!

Posted by KandA2TT 12:24 Archived in France

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