My second day in Paris was not actually spent in Paris, but about 20 minutes outside the city exploring the palace of Versailles. This palace is HUGE, so much bigger than I expected it to be and the grounds surrounding it are full of gardens and fountains. The palace was built up over many years by the French monarchy and is most famous for being the home of Louis XVI and is wife Marie Antoinette who were overthrown and beheaded during the French Revolution. Now the palace functions as a museum and more than 6 million people a year visit Versailles to tour the extravagant palace! There was some construction and restoration going on while we were there and the gardens weren’t as beautiful since its pretty cold so Taylor Ann and I are considering stopping back by to see the grounds in full bloom when we go to Italy in May. But without further ado here are some pictures I took during our full day visit to Versailles.
So those are some pictures of the outside and the grounds and the gate is covered in gold, like real actual gold!!!!
The last two pictures are in the Hall of Mirrors, considered to be the most famous room in the palace. The ceilings were probably the coolest part because of how decorated they are with so much detail!
So that was my trip to Versailles, a place I have wanted to go to for a very long time and I was not disappointed!! My next post will include my trip up the many stairs of the Eiffel Tower!!!
Til next time