Travel Tuesdays – Chateau de Versailles

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Chateau de Versailles – I could just spend the whole day in its gardens. Hopefully next time we visit we get to see Marie Antionette’s headquarters as it was closed by the time we walked there!

The French definitely do not do things in halves. They spared no cost and space when they created this fairytale of a palace. Hubby and I were literally walking around with our mouths gaping open in awe of just how beautiful the palace and its gardens were. No camera or filters or lens’ can ever capture its beauty nor the feeling you get when you walk through the doors with wide tree-lined paths seducing you to take a walk in the 800hectres of meticulously manicured gardens.

We spent the whole day here and it was still not enough time to be able to soak in the sights and sounds (classical music played through hidden speakers as you walked past the main fountain area). I felt like I was supposed to be gliding through the gardens in a big hoop and gown instead of my not-so-royal boots! Marie Antoinette’s separate headquarters were a lon walk from the main palace and by the time we got there it was closed for the day.

Definitely a place that I want to visit again as one day was not enough for us to see everything. Next time we’ll bring a picnic and take some pretty outfits to match the beautiful setting 😉 This place is so rich in history as were the rest of the places we visited in Paris that I ended up buying a few books when we stopped by Shakespeare and Co later that week. I will upload that place in my next travel post!