My mom's new motto
06.19.2014 - 06.20.2014 70 °F
My mom arrived in Paris around the same time I did and she had some time on her own to do some sightseeing...but first, she had some difficulty when her luggage was lost. When I found out I thought she would be freaking out (because I would be), but I saw on facebook that she was saying "It's okay, because I'm in Paris". I thought that was pretty awesome.
On my 3rd day in Paris and after I said goodbye to Justin Alex, I finally met up with my Mom. (If you follow my Mom on facebook you know everything I'm going to post for the next couple days but here's a recap anyway haha)
My Mom took me to the Moulin Rouge show on the first night as an early birthday present. Now, I loveeee the musical Moulin Rouge with NIcole Kidman and Christian McGregor (Titi Linda I remember falling in love with this movie because of you) but the show in Paris is not that haha! I knew it was going to be the actual cabaret that the movie is based on and that the dancers were scantily dressed…I actually didn't know that they were going to be topless. Would have been okay if the guy dancers were too, but…sadly, they were not.
I think the coolest act was where this guy would do handstands on blocks of wood and then he would make the blocks higher and less sturdy. It had us on the edge of our seats and I wish I could've taken some pictures.
Day 4 in Paris:
The next day my Mom and I spent the whole day at Versailles. I recommend just spending the whole day there because there is A LOT to see. Versailles became the political capital of France in 1682 when Louis XIV decided to move from the Louvre to this chateau and he expanded it to reflect his taste and show that he was the "Sun King"
His bedroom is in the middle of the chateau and faces the gates, along with the rising sun
All of the rooms were really luxurious. My favorite room was the Hall of Mirrors. It's a room with 17 arches containing 21 mirrors for a total of 357. The room is also filled with chandeliers...I guess it didn't look luxurious enough without them :P
After the tour instead, we went to the gardens - which are huge. We got so tired we almost gave up (also there are no working fountains - whyyyy?!). I really liked the Apollo Basin -
We also went to Marie Antoinette's place, about a 30 minute walk from the chateau. She has this really nice gazebo (is that what this would be?)
It was a really nice first day of our trip together!