Day Trip To Versailles

On my last full day in Paris, two fellow classmates and myself decided to take a trip and go visit the majestic Chateau de Versailles.

For those of you that don't kn ow where Versailles is located, it is in the "western suburbs outside of central Paris" (Wikipedia).

The palace once housed Louis XIV, Louis XV and Luis XVI and his famous wife Marie Antoinette. Valerie Bajou describes Versailles as, "Versailles is a mirage, a sumptuous and theatrical entertainment. It is also a manifestation of glory and power imposed to great extent by art, luxury and magnificence".

From walking throughout the palace you can see exactly what Bajou is talking about, you can tell that every inch of the palace was carefully thought of because hundreds of year later, even though they have touched up the original work, it still looks amazing.

Even though you don't get to go through the whole palace, you get to see majority of it and what really counts.

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Like the grand court, the Hall of Mirrors and the Great Lawn.

The only con of visiting Europe during winter is that everything is under construction, so while we were walking around they were cleaning out the infamous fountains.

One thing that I didn't get to see, was Marie Antoinette's guest house.

Which in reality is actually a mansion on the ground of Versailles, but now I have a perfect reason to go back to Versailles.

It's worth the trek to see this beautiful palace.

 

 

 

Sharine Taylor