I wanted to see the Versailles Palace and grounds when we were in Paris and I am glad we paid for a two day visit. We were there in the end of October and the weather presented some problems. The first day there was a lot of fog. This was not great for the photographs. Though it did give a soft effect to the clock of the Sun King on top of the palace.
We took a tour of the Palace ( 6 euros, I think) which is the secret way to get in and not to stand in the long lines trying to enter. Everything inside the palace is covered with gold and lined with crystal.
This is over the top decor is not my taste but it was an amazing bit of spectacle. As you can see there were a lot of people in the palace with us which made the viewing uncomfortable.
The next day we went back on the train and the sun was shining. This changed the entire experience. I wanted to go back and see Marie Antoinette’s Village. King Louis XVI built her a hamlet away from the main palace where she could play act being a milk maid and a country woman. This delightful village was the best part of Versailles for me. We spent all of our second day there , taking photographs and seeing the farm animals. Here are some of my favorite photos.
So tying up this blog post, my recommendation is to go for 2 days, try to go on a sunny day and do not miss Marie Antoinette’s Hamlet.