When we arrived Jordan and I decided not to go into the castle - she had already been and I plan on returning with the CEA program later in the semester. Jamie and Jordan's friend from home Madelyn took a tour of the castle and met us in the gardens.
Before catching up with them, we went through a small labyrinth, almost rented boats to chill on the water, and hung out in the forest alongside the gardens, which for a Vermonter and Washingtonian, was pretty essential to our well-being. I actually cannot express how comforting the smell of trees is after a month in the city!
The trip all-together wasn't too eventful, we got some ice cream and simply admired the surroundings. After about 4 hours we headed back to the RER to prepare for an evening out on Bastille! There's not much I want to say about that because the following day was very painful.