Château de Versailles

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Panorama of the Garden of Versailles from the back of the Palace.
Today we had our excursion to the Palace and Gardens of Versailles. The palace is still under construction as they are renovating (and will be for like 17 years) but that didnt inhibit our visit much. The headphone set self guided tour thing was pretty neat but I really loved the gardens the best.  I have always wanted to see Paris but I didnt start thinking of seriously planning a trip until I saw a book in a bookstore called something like the Seasons of Versailles. The fall colors, the winter snow, the spring bloom and the summer greenery were heavenly and inspiring. The only thing that could have made my trip better would be if it had been if it had actually snowed just before we got there. A very warm Europe winter meant no snow but it does make it easier for sightseeing if you arent freezing! I do want to come back to the gardens in spring when everything is in bloom and all the fountains are running. Ah someday!!
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Panorama of the Garden of Versaill…
Panorama of the Garden of Versail…
The long walkway up to the Palace
The long walkway up to the Palace
Versailles Palace
Versailles Palace
Versailles Palace
Versailles Palace
Versailles Palace
Versailles Palace
On our tour we got to see the Roya…
On our tour we got to see the Roy…
The Royal Opéra at Versailles
The Royal Opéra at Versailles
The Opéra was designed for Louis …
The Opéra was designed for Louis…
The Royal Opéra at Versailles
The Royal Opéra at Versailles
The Hall of Mirrors
The Hall of Mirrors
The Garden of Versailles in January
The Garden of Versailles in January
The Garden of Versailles in January
The Garden of Versailles in January
The Garden of Versailles in January
The Garden of Versailles in January
The Garden of Versailles in January
The Garden of Versailles in January
The Garden of Versailles in January
The Garden of Versailles in January
The Garden of Versailles in January
The Garden of Versailles in January
The Garden of Versailles in January
The Garden of Versailles in January
The Garden of Versailles in January
The Garden of Versailles in January
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photo by: Sweetski