The Palace of Versailles in France has a very special place in my heart. It is the last place in Paris my family visited before we came to live in the United States.
This time, I was seeing it as an adult and with Jeff. It has a lot more meaning as an adult compared to when I was a child running around in the gardens and getting all dirty.
Now I was dancing around with my husband who was amazed at the size of this palace and the gardens that are master pieces.
It truly makes you wonder how determine Louie the VIX was to execute such a vision. When we can’t get the gardener to trim the bushes at our home in the USA.
His ruthlessness and violence to build this palace has been left behind for the people of France. Today it brings in millions of tourist a year not to mention the famous BBC show Versailles that gives you a glimpse of life before the French Revolution.
I made Jeff watch this show before we came here so he could get a clearer understanding of what this was all about.
Even though it has a lot of fiction and non-fiction it is pretty accurate and is a good form of cliff notes for someone who doesn’t know French history.
When you walk in front of the palace you don’t really get how big this place is until you go to the back and the only word that comes to mind is WOW.
It is extraordinary in every sense of the word. You are completely amazed at the vision that is in front of you. I can’t compare it to anything else that I have seen that is man made.
The detail to lay down the path of these gardens and the beauty is breath taking. The music from Mozart plays in the background as you walk from one garden to the other. A palace that you should not miss if you come to Paris.
Where to Eat
After we left the Palace of Versailles in France, we walked a couple of blocks down to stop at a wifi cafe. Even if you don’t love coffee you will love the cappuccino along with a crepe for an afternoon treat. Helio’s Pub 1 Rue des États Généraux, 78000 Versailles, France PRICE: $27.00
What to bring
There is lots of walking to be done when you visit the Palace of Versailles in France. I recommend your bring as little as possible to carry. After 4 hours of walking a 10 pound bag feels like it’s a 100 pounds.
- sweater to tight around your waist if you get warm
- sanitize in my small back pack
- my printed out tickets incase the iphone does not connect to the WIFI
- snack for the train
- keep your money in a pouch out of sight when on the metro
- mints for fresh breath!
Versailles in France//My Video Tour
Places to stay
You can easily spend 2 days in this location which is why you can buy 2 day passes. There are hotels to stay close by and plenty of restaurants to choose while everything is walking distance from the palace.
- Hôtel des Roys Versailles
- Hôtel du Cheval Rouge
Tickets to buy
Plan your trip a few days in advance so you can check the weather. Preferable a sunny day to walk the gardens. Buy your tickets here >> http://en.chateauversailles.fr/plan-your-visit/tickets-and-prices they are the cheapest and you won’t wait in line. Price: $27 per person for the full estate.
Depending on where you are staying in Paris, the Metro is the easiest transportation to the Palace of Versailles in France. It will take you about 50 minutes to get there. If your are staying by the Musee of d’Orley. This is where we picked up the Metro yellow line Rec C. Price: $7 per person
MAP//HOTELS//PLACES TO EAT
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