Last time when I was in town (again), I finally visited Versailles, and I found it was an art pilgrimage long overdue. This is all about why, when, how, and what not to miss visiting the palace and gardens of Versailles, France.
We didn’t actually plan it, but so happened we were in the midst of Fontainebleau Music Festival while we were there. We enjoyed the music yet we didn’t stay out late as we have something else planned really early the next morning with nature – it was my first time on a balloon and how does it feel so different with a helicopter ride?
So…I wondering what should be my 100th post; and I think it would be great to celebrate it with a compilation of the Cathedrals in Europe ~ 🙂 So it’s a list of my choices of the most “memorable” cathedrals in Europe – They are the top of the list based on its look, its scale or its uniqueness.
My pick of urban observatory decks – First, the city itself has to have unique and spectacular cityscape for the viewers to appreciate; Secondly, the observatory deck has to offer the best angle of the iconic landmarks with the backdrop of the stunning skyline. Therefore, some of the choices are tough and they might not be the landmark itself. Instead – they are my “even better” choices.
Everyone loves art. I love art. Art is everywhere in town, but walking through all the top 5 art galleries is a marathon challenge. One requires energy, good legs, stamina, strategies, time, strong desire, and passion… It is all about my pick of top 10 European classical art museums in the world !
Althought Versailles has been the center of attention in terms of the palaces in France – Fontainebleau is certainly not to miss!
The higher you go, the farther you see. It is also the more you see. I love reaching high points and appreciate the city layout, grids, architecture and cityscape. Especially Paris is rather flat and situated on the river Seine, you might see the city a little bit differently from the above. 🙂
Vélib’ing around Paris – in a Day (almost for free)
Spring has come and Voici Le Mois de May! Travelling around Paris is fabulous and now travelers could even easily bike around the city — and so, I was in Paris, (and will be there again soon in June), and there was a day when my friends had “businesses” and I had a day to myself — I made a plan to bike around Paris to see some of my fav spots in a day.