During your visit to Paris, the Palace of Versailles is a must-see as it is just a short and easy train trip at about 12 miles (20 kilometers) outside of Paris. I visited this fascinated and opulent place with its over-the-top decorations during the Christmas season. As you walk through the Palace, you can explore the grounds including: the Royal Apartments, The Royal Stables, the Gardens, the Estate Trianon, and of course, the Hall of Mirrors. In this room, history was made when the Treat of Versailles was signed. The table has now been moved off to a back area.
Approaching the Palace is amazing. It is incredibly ornate and it’s very interesting to see the apartments along each side of the Palace. We had booked a small group tour in advanced via Viator and met the agent near the tourist station just outside the main entrance to the Palace. This was a great option to avoid the growing line outside the Palace as it was rainy and chilly day.
Inside the Palace, we were guided through a 90 minutes tour and left with time to explore the grounds on own taking in the sites, sounds, and history of the place. As means to learn a little more about the history of Versailles with a little entertainment and drama added, consider the series Versailles . This original hunting lodge of King Louis XIV from 1878 continued to be expanded until his death in 1715. The wealth necessary to build and maintain it is one of many factors for the revolution in 1789.
This time of year was considered low season for visitors, the Palace was very busy and often one had to wait a fe moment before continuing to explore each room. Nevertheless, this site is well worth your time while visiting the France and the romantic city of Paris.
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