(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.
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.