Versailles - and Vax
I wanted to provide an update as to our experiences with Covid, vax requirements etc. We landed at CDG at around 7 am local time Sat morning and the airport was empty! I think we must have been the only flight coming in at that time. On the plane AA handed out “fast passes” for customs. We handed those, our passports and our vax cards to the agents and breezed through. Our Tauck driver was waiting for us after we picked up our bags and then it was about a 45 minute drive to the Waldorf Trianon. Still, it was only about 8 am so we checked our bags and got our tickets for the Versailles Palace and Gardens for a 9:30 entrance. Once again, we had the gardens literally to ourselves near the hotel entrance. It was only when we got to the entrance to the castle that we encountered a short line. Our vax card was easily accepted and we had free reign of the castle and the gardens for the whole day, but you do have to show your ticket again for the main garden entrance. I’ve posted some pics - grounds are breathtaking and we got really lucky with the weather.
We hiked back for a late lunch at the Veranda and then pretty much crashed after that - jet lag, hiking, etc. The breakfast buffet was spectacular with all kinds of both traditional and French foods to eat, all covered by Tauck of course. Everyone wears a mask at all times, except once you sit at the table to eat or drink. Today we’ll walk into town and explore. Happy travels to you all!