After our French bread, croissant and cheese breakfast we were out the door to catch an early RER train to Versailles. It was a quick 35 minute ride and we arrived just in time for opening.
Right from the get go I was impressed. When the entrance gate looks like this, you know the inside must be pretty bad ass.
And just look at that courtyard – those gold accents on the buildings are so neat.
We wandered around inside the palace looking at portraits, paintings and artwork. Most of them were huge – I had Lance stand next to one to show just how massive it was.
The details in this place were phenomenal. Even the table settings were opulent.
We admired the grand banquet halls, salons and weaved in and out of tons of rooms.
Those turquoise chairs were probably my favorite furniture piece in all of Versailles.
There was no detail spared in many of the rooms – especially the grand apartments for the King and Queen.
But my favorite part? The Hall of Mirrors. Absolutely breathtaking. From the mirrors to the painted ceilings and chandeliers – everything was so opulent.
All these baby statues cracked me up so I had to get a picture…
The mirrors in the entire palace were so cool. I (tried) to snap a little mirror self portrait in one. Lance said many of them looked like they could be original (so cool!)
After exploring the palace we headed out to the gardens. Looking out into the distance the view was spectacular.
Since we were there at the tail end of Winter there wasn’t much greenery and large portions of the gardens/fountains were under construction. I can only imagine what this place looks like when summer is in full swing.
We didn’t spend much time outside in the garden since it was so cold and windy – so we said au revoir to Versailles and made our way back to Paris.
The second part of Day 6 of our trip will be posted soon – We explore Montmarte and more of Paris!