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.
His ruthlessness and violence to build this palace has been left behind for the people of France. Today it brings in millions of tourists a year, not to mention the famous BBC show Versailles that gives you a glimpse of life before the French Revolution.
The detail lay down the path of these gardens and the beauty is breathtaking. 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 you bring as little as possible to carry. After 4 hours of walking a 10-pound bag feels like it's 100 pounds.
- sweater too tight around your waist if you get warm
- sanitize in my small backpack
- mine printed out tickets in case 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 from while everything is within walking distance of 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 you are staying by the Musee of d'Orley. This is where we picked up the Metro > yellow line Rec C. Price: $7 per person
OTHER ATTRACTIONS TO VISIT IN FRANCE:
- Eiffel Tower in Paris France on Our First Day
- Paris Tours to Notre Dame Cathedral
- Montmartre in Paris for My Birthday
- Ruinart Champagne Tour in Reims France
RECIPES FROM FRANCE:
- French Country Style Tomato Basil Soup
- What is Foie Gras a Classic French Appetizer
- Quick Low-Carb Egg Breakfast
- French Einkorn Crepes
MAP//HOTELS//PLACES TO EAT
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