St. Laurent-du-Var

entrance la cabaneA seaside restaurant and leisurely stroll along the pedestrian zone in St. Laurent-du-Var, ice creamjust next to the sea. Nice tropical-feel place to stop and enjoy the beautiful views, but buyer beware…this ice cream was 14 Euros!

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Château of Versailles – Une Fête Gallante & Dream come true!

IMG_0025To mark the 300th anniversary of the death of Louis XIV, the Château of Versailles hosted a soirée costumée in la Galerie des Glaces (Hall of Mirrors).  As we walked through the royal gate and up to the marble courtyard, musiciens played and a welcome drink/champagne was served.  Once inside, there were baroque dancers performing, aria concerts to attend, baroque dances to learn, and parlor games being played, not to mention the private apartments of the King and Queen & la Galerie des Glaces to stroll through – a very special evening of regal ambiance d’antan!

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View France 3 TV coverage: (I appear at 30 sec. climbing stairs in front of the red Cardinal costume) HERE

Attendee’s personal video:
I appear in the dancing excerpt at 3:40 mins.  HERE

 

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