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Exploring Rome and Paris in one week....

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Shaf wrote:
Is Versailles worth visting and using up a whole day?

At a minimum 1/2 a day due to the distance from Paris (30 minutes by train).

You may want to do this: Versailles for the day / afternoon, get off at Port Alama Train Station and take the Bateaux Mouches boat ride during sunset / evening (only €10. Nice way to relax after a long day plus it's on the way back from Versailles: http://www.bateaux-mouches.fr

It's unfortunate Versailles doesn't have any re-enactors or very much English descriptions. I found the English (UK) museums / historical sites have better presentation and are less "stuffy".
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daonly wrote: any good but inexpensive hotels to stay in rome?

i stayed at the beehive in rome

http://www.the-beehive.com/

it is a hostel type place. very affordable. i would highly recommend it. i only stayed in the private rooms, not the apartments though.
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coolspot wrote: At a minimum 1/2 a day due to the distance from Paris (30 minutes by train).

You may want to do this: Versailles for the day / afternoon, get off at Port Alama Train Station and take the Bateaux Mouches boat ride during sunset / evening (only €10. Nice way to relax after a long day plus it's on the way back from Versailles: http://www.bateaux-mouches.fr

It's unfortunate Versailles doesn't have any re-enactors or very much English descriptions. I found the English (UK) museums / historical sites have better presentation and are less "stuffy".

plus if you want to see the castle, the lineups are very long to get in.
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Ryu69 wrote: plus if you want to see the castle, the lineups are very long to get in.

I personally found the castle over-rated. The grounds surrounding the castle are beautiful though!
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Ryu69 wrote: plus if you want to see the castle, the lineups are very long to get in.

If you arrive in the afternoon the lines are much shorter, or perhaps I was just like that day.

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