Versailles and the Meeting Areva

This weekend was a pretty full weekend, this is a pretty long post I'm warning you now! Despite being absolutely shattered on Friday night one of the guys from my building was having a last night out, so we headed into Republique to the club Favela Chic, which I really enjoyed. The weekend itself was pretty relaxed, on Saturday evening I went to the Stade de France to see Usain Bolt, Greg Rutherford, Christophe Lemaitre and many other athletes perform at the Meeting Areva, which was so much fun! On Sunday myself and some of the girls from my building headed to Versailles which is about half an hour away from us on the RER.

Beautiful Chandelier at the Chateau de Versailles

The Chateau de Versailles is just beyond beautiful and we spent most of the day there. Entry to the Palace was free when we presented our ID and we managed to get reduced entry with our student ID into the gardens, which was €6,50. 

Here are quite a few photos just to show you how amazing it is, everything is covered in gold and the gardens are immaculate, I particularly enjoyed the way that most of the fountains in the gardens were in sync with the music!

Just some of the beautiful paintings and rooms in the Palace

Some photos of the gardens

The Meeting Areva

I had such a great time at the Meeting Areva. If you want to know a little more about what it is, click here. Since being a Gamesmaker at the London Olympics I've become a lot more interested in the Track and Field side of things, so I was happy to see loads of names I recognised on the programme for the evening. About halfway through, these little cars came out and rode around the track with the most popular athletes in them, the guy in the blue car is France's answer to Usain Bolt (who is in the green car), Christophe Lemaitre, who came third in his race against Bolt (who casually set a meeting record!) 

We were given these mask/fan/noise making pieces of card which I LOVED! (I'm the one being Lemaitre)

Usain Bolt being... Usain Bolt.

Being a tourist

One of my first times on the double decker RERs (nope still not over it)

So that was my jam-packed weekend. I had a great time, met some really lovely people over the past two weeks and I'm looking forward to making the most of the 51 weekends I have left here!

Bon soirée,



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