A few years ago I went to Paris during Easter week. I was so excited to finally visit the Palace of Versailles. I nearly killed myself filling up my camera with everything I saw. It was beautiful guys. Here are just some of the images. More to come! The golden gates were huge and blindingly shimmering in our eyes.
GETTING INTO THE PALACE OF VERSAILLES
We purchased tickets at a store somewhere after getting off the train and walking to Palace of Versailles. Still even after waiting in a huge line at a store, the line to get into the palace was immense. I would say it was easily 3-4 hours. Thankfully it was a very sunny and bright morning but also cool and windy. The lines snaked back and forth forever. There were time we almost wanted to give up and leave. No one is around to that works there to say anything, so you just have to hope you’re in the right line, in the right place. Finally, when we were allowed inside, it’s just packed sardines pushing and shoving everyone else around. I was able to take these shots as I’m very short, and you can’t really stop easily or get photos without tons of people walking by. This is where Marie Antoinette was married. You are only allowed to see it over a balcony from above and once below. Lovely tombs (or what really looks like tombs) with gorgeous statues line some of the hallways. The windows and the little details of the doors and knobs are my favorite to photograph.
Not so hidden secret doors where in many of the bedrooms. And these stage like platform beds with gates around them for the king and queen were very creepy. To think everything they do is a spectacle. Watching the Versailles series on Netflix, you really get the story behind why they began these strange practices to keep the elite living within the palace and busy so they didn’t have time to plot against the king.
EATING IN VERSAILLES
The king and queen would eat facing an audience. Good luck trying to plot against the king over dinner when you’re having to face him like this.
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Let me know if you want me to pull out the other photos of the Palace of Versailles to make another few posts. The gardens, the provincial cottage, etc….are so equally breathtaking. No regrets going to Palace of Versailles. I highly suggest you go any chance you get even with the terrible crowds and insane lines and wait.