Day 13: Can’t take my mind off Marie Antoinette at Palace of Versailles

(September 23, 2016, Friday) Today we went to the Palace of Versailles or Château de Versailles, located on the outskirts of Paris.

While at the palace all I could think of was that it symbolized the ostentatious lifestyle of the French monarchy at a time when the people were suffering. The people were so enraged that, eventually, they beheaded Queen Marie Antoinette near the end of the 18th century.

Entrance ticket

I don’t think it’s possible to explore the entire palace in a day without your legs killing you. So unless you’ve competed in an Olympic Marathon (and won a bronze medal, at least), I suggest you visit the Hall of Mirrors first, the central gallery of the palace. For me, it’s the essence of the Palace of Versailles.

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Palace facade:

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With my mom

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3 thoughts on “Day 13: Can’t take my mind off Marie Antoinette at Palace of Versailles

  1. I agree. You need to be in fairly good shape to do Versailles. Since you like Marie Antoinette, did you get to see her “play houses” way back in the gardens??

    There is a whole section in the back of the garden that’s hers and it is so different from the rest of the park.

    I made a post about Versailles as well and showed some pictures of it in case you are interested.

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