Tuesday 14 September 2010

Visit to Chateau de Vincennes

Last week I played tourist in Paris again...
Some time ago I joined an international group of women who live in & around Paris & a couple of times a month we go out for a walking tour and/or a visit to a museum. It's a wonderful way to get to know other people as well as getting to know Paris better. And we preferably visit parts of the city that are a bit off the beaten path.
So last week we went to Chateau de Vincennes, at the end of metro line 1. Quite a trip from the suburbs (especially if you add some perturbation caused by a package at the Palais Royal... half an hour delay!) but absolutely worth it.

The entrance

Somebody was cleaning the facade, don't you just love his little chair?

The weather was beautiful so we could spend much time outside!
But, of course, we also wanted to have a look inside the Chateau:

On our next tour we'll visit Les Halles and the Sentier district, I'm already looking forward to it!

From sunny Versailles, I wish you all a lovely day!


Floor said...

Prachtige foto's !!!!

Unknown said...

Hee Chantal, wat een leuke manier om nieuwe mensen te leren kennen, én je omgeving! keileuk!Zo zie je nog eens wat, moooooooie foto's!!!! En wij kijken lekker mee.....driedubbel lol!!!


Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Chantal,

What a lovely tour! Never mind the wait, caused by that package...
The humor of that chair with face is hilarious!
Wish I could have joined you on this tour, it has been quite some years since I was last in Versaille and surroundings, in the early 80s. But the big POND is in-between and if we go to Europe we always made the effort to pay Mom & Dad a visit... Couldn't skip that and be in the continent without seeing them. But it takes time away from doing those things you so beautiful described and put into wonderful images. Thanks for touring me around!!!
Sunny greetings from Georgia/USA


Madelief said...

Hoi Chantal,

Wat een goed idee om met een aantal dames op pad te gaan en de stad te ontdekken. Ik hoop dat jullie een gezellige dag hebben gehad. De foto's zien er in iedergeval prachtig uit. Wat een mooi plekje om te bezoeken!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Fabulously French said...

Thanks for a being a great tour guide.

Leeann x

Madelief said...

Hoi Chantal,

Ik wil je comment op mijn blog al een tijdje beantwoorden, maar iedere keer vergeet ik het. Excuses hiervoor. Mijn collega en ik reizen volgende week af naar Parijs. We hebben er allebei erg veel zin in. We beginnen met de tentoonstelling van Monet (dank je wel voor de tip!) en gaan daarna de stad in. We weten nog niet precies waar naartoe, maar ik wil in iedergeval wat macarons halen bij Ladurée :-)!

Ik hoop dat met jou verder alles goed gaat? Ik mis je posten al een tijdje!

Fijne zondag!

Lieve groet, Madelief


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