What was once a hunting lodge for Louis XIII eventually became a symbol of excess for Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. Although Versailles was not a popular place to be at the turn of of the 19th century, today it is one of the most visited sites in the world. I kept thinking the entire time that we were there: To be a fly on that wall in 1789 must have been interesting!
The last day of our Paris weekend was spent with the family at Versailles. This place is enormous. It's hard to comprehend that an individual visualized an estate this big. The palace, grounds, artwork, flowers, fountains, gardens, gardens, and more gardens! It's massive.
For our Versailles tour, we decided to pay to see the interior of the château and afterwards took a tour of the gardens, which are free and open to the public. We opted not to visit Marie Antoinette's private estate and the Grand Trianon. We will save that for a another trip.
|The King's bedroom|
|The infamous Hall of Mirrors|
|Marie Antoinette's bedroom|
Next time..... The Pardo/Dalrymple family visit continues. We go to Oirschot in Noord Brabant to visit the Jansens!