|Subject: Re: Paris Day trip advice mdmay06|
I very much enjoyed my day trip to Chantilly. Your friends might consider it as well.
I took the train from Gare du Nord. I believe that you can also reach Chantilly via the RER from Chatelet-Les Halles.
After arriving, I walked from the station through the town to the lovely Chateau - http://www.chateaudechantilly.com/ It is much smaller than Versailles which made it easier to see and digest (although you will see significant art collection that I think eclipses that of Versailles). I also loved wandering through the nearby park. A perfect place for a picnic lunch.
If your friends are fans of horses, Chantilly contains the terrific Musée Vivant du Cheval (Living Horse Museum) - http://tinyurl.com/47xd7
I am jealous of your friends' visit. Paris in spring is about as good as it gets.
Mark in Los Angeles