Very last minute we decided to make the trek to Versailles! For some odd reason, most of my friends who go to Paris haven’t gone to the Palace of Versailles. I really don’t understand why at all. It was about 45 minutes from our hotel and so easy to get to. We took the RER C from Paris, it was no extra cost there on the 3 day pass but was 3 euros to get back. Also, with a EU residency you can get into everything at Versailles for free (hidden and only in French knowledge).
Anyway, I’ll start with the actual palace. Gold, gold, gold. You go in and it’s very directed. There were mobs and mobs of tourists so you were mostly moved along with the crowd. There was insane artwork by Fosse all over the walls and ceiling. The Hall of Mirrors was insane. Marie Antoinette was first on my lists of things to watch as soon as I got back and I strongly recommend you watch it (and then go)!
We went out back into the gardens and our minds only continued to be blown… (excuse the construction, like always, everywhere)
We rented bikes to go around the rest of the ponds. It was much too long to walk around. It might have been my favorite part of the whole Paris weekend.
There’s a whole side estate, Marie Antoinette’s. It really barely offered anything that we didn’t already see and at that point we were hungry, our feet hurt, and we were ready to go. Unless you’re spending the entire day there, I really wouldn’t recommend going. The walk really wasn’t worth it…
We left the grounds and walked back to the train station (took all of about 10-15 minutes). I kind of wished we got to see more of Versailles as it’s own city. Just from the Palace to the train we passed these beauts…
And then even better on the actual train back to Paris… dah dah dahhhhhh look closely