Monday, May 25, 2009

St. Germain en-Laye

Chateau at St. Germain

I went to St. Germain en-Laye with my friend the other day to visit her hospital bound husband. It was a holiday so I didn't expect anything to be open, but surprisingly the town was buzzing. It's a really cute place and has a very large expat community because of the American school. I can't say I would recommend making a special trip out there, but if you live in Paris or the suburbs, it's a nice little break from the 'city'.


I took this photo of the hospital in order to catch its dilapidated state but the photo is a little flattering. Trust me, it was horrifying! And the nurses, orderlies, etc. were not wearing gloves. I know I am a little obsessed with germs, but give me a break!

4 comments:

buffalodick said...

Is their health care Socialized?

Angela in Europe said...

Yup! And to be honest, the more I see of it, the less impressed I am with it (not that I was very impressed to begin with). Definitely hope it doesn't come to that in the good ol' U.S.

starbender said...

ewww--no gloves. I would freak!
The building from th outside is beautiful. I love old buildings.

buffalodick said...

We're headed that way. I'm Cobra-ing my insurance right now, and is costing $900 a month for two... Something needs to change...