It’s been more than 2 months since I’ve returned from my vacation and I still haven’t talked about the final and third day in Paris, where I was royalty for a day … So here it is.
On my final day in Paris, I went to the beautiful Palace of Versailles: “Immense, 18th-century palace with gilded apartments, chandeliered Hall of Mirrors & fountain show” is one way to describe it.
There is no explanation for how beautiful this palace and gardens are. We started off as usual, going on the Charles de Gaulle metro and heading to Saint Michel. However, this time instead of taking the train into the city, we switched lines and went all the way to the end of Versailles.
Even the train was just as extravagant as the palace itself: there was new seating, and the inside of the train was decorated with famous paintings and photographs in, of, or relating to Paris.
We got off the train about 45 minutes later, and there were easily 1000 people at the station walking towards the Palace and the gardens. It truly was a home fit for kings, and Louis XIV did justice when creating such a beautiful structure.
I can only imagine what the palace will look like during the beginning of spring when all of the flowers are blossoming, or during holiday season when a cap of snow covers everything as far as you can see.
Inside the palace we saw the hall of mirrors, the queen’s bedchamber in her apartment, and the king’s grand apartment.
After touring the beautiful palace, we went to go get lunch at the dining hall upstairs, and even that was high-class. There was a separate tea room and dining area, and although I didn’t have time to sit down and sample the many delectable looking desserts, it’s definitely an experience I recommend everyone else to try.
The gardens were by far the best part. There were several architectural structures outside the actual palace, as well as fountains, tree sculptures, and statues.
It was amazing walking throughout the palace pretending that I was royalty for the day, because of course, it did used to be my dream when I was 6 years old. The Palace of Versailles is a must-see attraction for sure!
After we left in the evening, we went to the same Mediterranean place for dinner that we went on the first day!
All in all, a great end to a 3 day trip 🙂
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