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  1. Judy McPeak
    August 4, 2022 @ 10:06 am

    The chateau is beautiful and they have done a good job depicting the “ upstairs-downstairs” aspect. I enjoyed the display of carriages! You don’t often see that in historical displays and it is wonderful they have so many types on display that you read about in history or novels. Thank you for sharing the wonderful photos!

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    • lspalla
      August 4, 2022 @ 2:28 pm

      Je vous en prie

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  2. Melanie Holloway
    August 4, 2022 @ 11:07 am

    Beautiful gardens. Enjoying all your photos!

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    • lspalla
      August 4, 2022 @ 2:26 pm

      Merci! I bet my flowers at home are awful! Sorry about that!

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  3. Monica & Marlyn
    August 4, 2022 @ 11:09 am

    My goodness, the opulence! But wasn’t it fun to have it practically to yourselves!? You are always busy learning new things, an inspiration.

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    • lspalla
      August 4, 2022 @ 2:25 pm

      Yes, thanks! But it was SO hot!!!

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  4. Bonnie
    August 4, 2022 @ 2:17 pm

    Thanks for all these pictures. Every adventure can become an even bigger adventure with the unexpected. Travel teaches us so much – about ourselves as well as others.
    Do you have plans to go see the renovated Bourse de Commerce? Do put that on your list of not to be missed places to see in the 2nd arrondissement

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    • lspalla
      August 4, 2022 @ 2:25 pm

      We saw La Bourse last year. It was just opening and was fabulous!

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  5. Judy Gattis
    August 4, 2022 @ 2:31 pm

    “Divine decadence”, Sally Bowles. Photographers would appreciate- no people. Glad you survived the heat.

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  6. Philip Boucher
    August 4, 2022 @ 5:06 pm

    One by product of Louis’ famous visit was that he poached the architects, painters and gardeners who had worked for Fouquet. They worked at a Versailles for decades. Among them were Le Vau, Le Brun and Le Notre. Fouquet was no more corrupt than previous superintendents of finance but his hubris made him vulnerable to enemies such as Colbert.

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    • lspalla
      August 4, 2022 @ 6:31 pm

      Thanks for the interesting info!

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  7. Earle
    August 4, 2022 @ 5:14 pm

    The garden does look deserted…

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  8. Ann Rivard
    August 4, 2022 @ 6:52 pm

    Agree that seeing the carriages etc was most interesting, as often not seen. Glad you found a cool spot to chill. Thank you for sharing everything. Enjoy a girl’s day out!

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  9. Peggy B
    August 5, 2022 @ 2:56 am

    Can you imagine being the one responsible for polishing all those copper bottom pans! Poor girl, and it was most likely a girl. It was plenty warm when we went, but not this bad. But still a lovely place with an interesting history.

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