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Versailles

After Bordeaux we were very pleased with our trip. We have seen a lot and we were full of emotions and impressions from the whole Eurotrip. So now we had just to drive 2500 km to Stockholm and then ferry and then home.

But we still had lot to see on the way. Our drive took us to Loire valley, where we had a nice Bed & Breakfast for 35EUR. We also planned to visit nice castles there, but as weather was rainy, we skipped that.

Instead of that we spent half a day in Versailles. I was really impressed by the grandeur of the Versailles Castle and the gardens. Versailles is the most famous garden in the world. Versailles is situated several km South West of Paris. At the time of Louis XIII there was no more than a modest hunting lodge. The creation of the great castle was due to Louis XIV who abandoned the Louvre to build a royal palace. For tourists there are several options. We wanted to see gardens. As it is a huge area we thought that it is good idea to go with a Petit Train. But this was not a right choice, because it does not take you to the main area. From the positive side - now we saw also something additional to the garden, although paid twice as planned (5EUR per person for train and 3EUR for gardens). Versailles was place worth of visiting and added value to our trip.

Belgium we just drove through. We had only one stop in the gas station for quick coffee and rest.

After Belgium-German border roads improved and speed was raised. We found the accommodation with the help of TomTom Navigator. It has a feature, where you can just say “find closest hotel” and then “navigate there”.

Now we had only two driving days left. We drove through Germany and Denmark and spent the night in Sweden.

Last day was 400km of Swedish roads, shopping in Stockholm Quality Outlet (golf gear, of course) and then from Frihamn with Regina Baltica ferry to Tallinn, back home.