Today we had an early start, up at 6 and out the door just before 7am. We did a half day trip to Versailles. It was about a 30 minute bus trip from the middle of Paris (or at least l think it was the middle of Paris). Interesting to get out of inner Paris, buildings still as beautiful just not the long rows like they are in the city.
Pollyanna (spelled differently but 50 Shades assures me that' s the way you say it, better still if you throw in a bit of an accent like he seems to be able to do) our tour guide got us into the place, gave our our audio guides and took off.
The palace is huge, that doesn't do it justice, but really when I say huge l mean really huge, are you with me? We moved through one room after another, each decorated to within an inch of its life with large paintings on both the walls and the ceilings, many done on the muddy muted colours which l love. It's where Louis XlV and Louis XV lived along with Marie Antoinette, not necessarily in that order by the way. (Got some homework to do l know, a few facts that need clarifying). Keep pinching myself thinking am l really doing this? Long story short, there was a lot of damage done to the palace during the revolution, it's now looking pretty good from an outsiders perspective.
During the second part of the tour we walked around the gardens, once again words certainly don't do them justice. We only managed to see a small part during our visit, what we did see was spectacular.
Tried to take some pics on the iPad so will attach one just to give you a peek at a very small part of what we did see.
I apologise for this post, l really didn't know much about Versailles until today. My visit has inspired me to find out more. Seriously what l can tell you for certain is that if you ever get a chance to visit, do it.