Inside the church, there is a big hall leading to a high marble altar where a statue of St. Mary Magdalene being carried to the haven by two angels stands. Apart from religious activities, the hall is also used for concerts.
Egyptian sculptures in Mussee de Louvre
One more painting...
Painting corridor - Mona Lisa painting inside right entrance
One of the many stained glass windows inside Notre Dame
At the III Level of Eiffel Tower
View from Level-III of Eiffel Tower - Invalides side
View from Level-III of Eiffel Tower - Siene river
Champagne tasting at Piper Heidsieick
Vineyards on way to Epernay
An old barrel kept as a show piece in the cellar of Moet & Chandon
Champagne tasting at Moet & Chandon
In my visit to Versailles Castle in 1996, I had taken the day tour from Cityrama. However, due to the time limit, I could not visit gardens and parks located in the backyards of the castle. This time, we decided to visit Versailles of our own. We took a Metro ride from Auger to Invalides for catching RER (Line C) train to Versailles Rive Gauche. The train journey took about 35 minutes. A 10 minutes walk from the railway station took us to the main gate of the Versailles Castles.
No doubt, the castle is one of the largest in the world. The castle, originally conceived as a hunting chateau, became the official residence of kings of France. In 1837, it became the museum of french history. A long queue was already formed for entry tickets. We decided to first scout gardens and parks located on the backsides of the Castle.
Most of the gardens and parks were laid by Andre-le Notre during 17th century. The main attractions of the gardens are the three important fountains - Latona, Apollo and Neptune located at three different directions and a number of marble and bronze statues lined up in various places.