Amazing views Feb 13, 2011
I was in France this summer with my friend, then with family. Both trips were quite enjoyable, but one day stands out in my mind.
My family and I were staying in Paris, not far from Versailles.
Though the palace and other accommodations are quite beautiful and ornate, the gardens in summertime are absolutely astounding.
Walking along the paths around the fountains and basking in the sunlight- it was just amazing and such a wonderful day.
The gardens are meticulously cared for, bursting with flowers of all colours. Modern sculptures add to the visual attraction.
I definitely plan to return as soon as possible.
The best part? Entrance isn't that expensive, especially if you only plan to visit the gardens.
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AMAZING! Jun 06, 2009
This place is absolutely amazing! If you are planning on traveling to Paris, take the train 1 day to Versailles. It is about a 20-30 min train ride. If you bought a museum pass (which I hightly recommend) Versailles price is covered with the pass! I actually don't know the individual price. Definitely a great day trip, and I highly recommend it (and I went to basically every museum/attraction in Paris).
Part of the Paris, France travel blog
Marie-Antoinette where are you? Jul 08, 2005
Versailles was only a country village when the chateau was built in 1624, nowadays it is a suburb of Paris. King Louis XIV moved the Royal Court to Versailles in 1682. Until the royal family was forced to return to the capital in 1789, during the French Revolution, the Court of Versailles was the centre of power in Ancien Régime France. The symbol of absolute Monarchy.
Versailles is a marvel of richesse and glamour. From the King´s State Apartment and the King´s Chamber to the gardens. We loved every minute of it. The audio tapes are a wonderful finding for every museum, but here you felt royal. Up to the moment you feel the guillotine fall. Totally happy to snap out of that royal daydream. This place breaths history. And you´re part of it. We were amazed by the size of the rooms. During our visit we didn´t see the famous fountain shows, but still...the gardens are so beautiful! We would have loved to make the coach ride through the gardens, mais hèlas! The prices they charge are outrageous.
Will we come back again? I feel there is much more to see, so yeah! Definitely!
Day Pass 25€ (16€ in low season),
with audioguides in 8 languages *
* except under 18
▪ King’s State Apartments ( with Hall of Mirrors )
▪ Queen’s State Apartments
▪ King’s chamber
▪ History of France Galleries
▪ Dauphin’s Apartments, the heir to the throne
▪ Mesdames’ Apartments, Louis XV’s daughters ( at week-ends from 1 April to 31 October )
▪ Grand Trianon
▪ Marie-Antoinette Estate ( 1 April - 31 October )
▪ Grandes Eaux Musicales, the famous fountains show ( at weekends and public holidays from 1 April to 30 September )
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