Versailles Travel Blog

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My first trip to Versailles, unfortunately a very foggy morning despite which I was overwhelmed with the sheer size of the place! The palace itself is huge, but the grounds are unbelievably gigantic, stretching out into the distance. The fog was a setback in terms of appreciating the place as a whole, but I was still very impressed.

The interiors were plush and wandering through the palace was a diversion in itself. The gardens were so neatly tended, I just wandered when the gardeners actually got out to do the work. We didn't see a soul doing any gardening, and if they only come out when visitors leave...well, that's a pretty tall order.

You can hire buggies to drive around selected portions of the gardens at a nicely priced 30 EURO an hour, worth it if you have been tramping around for days and have two slightly cranky and tired older people with you (see: parents). However, the limited area which you can drive around sort of limits the fun of it all, and certainly road rage is frowned upon on the paths.

Versailles is so easy to get to using the Paris RER, and very affordable too. Well worth a daytrip out there, and if you set off early enough do-able in a half day if you don't walk the full palace grounds.
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