« [p. 113] The castle of St. Germain en Laye is curious in the eye of an Englishman, because it was the residence of James the Seconde, and his Court, after his abdication. The situation is very fine, and puts you in mind of Windsor ; the Mall and the Bowling-green, which you find here, were both, I imagine, designed to amuse the last unhappy royal visitor ; the great terrace is considerably more than a mile long, and about eighty of ninety feet wide : you have a distant view of Paris on the side of the river from the castle which the King gave to the Comte d’Artois, who had sold it.
[p. 114] Is it a pleasant excursion to this place by the post ; you must set out early in the morning, and return late, to have the whole day at your disposabl, which is not too much for the object in view. As the Thuilleries are at this moment shut ut, even to the passage of the Deputiers, when you return to town, the coolest place to drive to in an evening, is the Palais Roial, where you are sure to find a seat. »