05 November 2010
Of course Versailles is best known for the fabulous Chateau de Versailles, home of French kings since 1682, when Louis XIV decamped from Paris, which he apparently loathed.
But we gave the palace a miss this time, heading instead to the village and its quaint cobbled market square, surrounded by the various market halls.
First, lunch in Au Chien Qui Fume (the dog who smokes)! The Coquilles St Jacques were fabulous, washed down with a glass of something rouge and french (apparently hard to find a bad wine in this country).
And rather than pre-prepared chicken roasts, well here it's duck, cheval (yep, they eat horse meat!) veal, pork, turkey - and on to seafood, including such delicacies as sea urchins, and as many types of oyster as you can imagine. Here's just a small selection of what was on offer!
So if it comes to a choice, I'm going to skip the palaces, and head for the villages while in France!
Posted by Susan Whitbread