|The front entrance to the chateau has been beautifully restored|
|Magpies were busily turning over the turf in the vineyard|
|The topiary work is reminiscent of Versailles|
|The chateau is very large but nothing compared to Versailles|
|The Beignets de Saint Marcellin were very good with the cheese running out of a crunchy crust|
The plan for the afternoon was to walk over to the second RATP station in Saint Germain - that at Grande Ceinture. This is the terminus of Line L to Noisy le Roi which connects with a train to Saint Lazare at Saint Nom la Bretache, Foret de Marly. However, Mary's Google maps took us to the Saint Germain en Laye, Bel Air Forqueux station which was quite a bit further. The end result was that we took the same train but missed the northernmost part of the line. The line is currently operated by a couple of Z6400 trains painted a special STIF blue until such time as they are replaced by SNCF tram trains.
|Saint Gernain en Laye, Bel Air, Forqueux.|
|Saint Nom la Bretache, Foret de Marly. The two sections of this portion of line L are operated separately but this connection allows the trains from Saint Germain en Laye to join the rest of the network for maintenance,|