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To versailles on arrival day then to Amboise?

To versailles on arrival day then to Amboise?

Old May 10th, 2004, 04:50 AM
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To versailles on arrival day then to Amboise?

Is this crazy or doable? We land and pick up car to head towards Amboise. I thought we could go to Versailles. I know we will probably be tired but I just hate to waste one of our precious Paris days going to Versailles. I have been there before (not a fan) but my son really wants to see it. My original plan was a stop in Chartres.
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Old May 10th, 2004, 03:22 PM
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Please, please don't go to Versailles on your arrival day! I love the place, but you need to be in good shape, not tired, to appreciate its many facets. Chartres would be all right, I think, as it's compact and the cathedral and precincts are nice for relaxing, not trotting from room to room as in Versailles. Why not hit Versailles on your way back to Paris--or go in the late afternoon/early evening?
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Old May 10th, 2004, 03:51 PM
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Not unless you have a suitcase full of amphetamines! Versailles takes a LOT of time. You'd be a basketcase driving to Amboise afterwards, I should think.
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Old May 11th, 2004, 05:08 AM
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Old May 11th, 2004, 06:12 AM
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I agree with the Chartres suggestion on arrival day. Wonderful cathedral (one of the world's greatest!), and a nice little town to boot. My top tip: bring a compact pair of binoculars to get a good look at the stained glass.

Have fun in the Loire Valley!
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