Rick Steves' Europe

Paris Side-Trips

Season 8 Episode 4 | 25m 4s

Side-tripping from Paris into the Ile-de-France, we indulge in the world of royal and aristocratic extravagance in the pre-Revolutionary playground of France's elite. We explore Versailles, Europe's palace of palaces; exquisite Vaux le Vicomte; and extravagant Fontainebleau, home to centuries of French rulers. We'll also marvel at the glass and statuary of Chartres cathedral and dine like kings.

Aired: 10/21/14

Expires: 10/03/20

Rating: TV-G

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