Day 47: Getting lost in Versailles

I never knew what being in a fairy tale felt like, until I stepped into the world of Versailles.

-Michelle

The Palace of Versailles, Château de Versailles.

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Grand Palace of Louis XIV, his successors and most notably Marie Antoinette. Should probably be on everyone’s bucket list of things to see in Paris. To be honest, I was originally against all mainstream tourist spots. However, coming to see Versailles has become my favorite place in all of Paris.

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Palace Gates
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Map of Versailles

   Paris travel tip: The Palace/Chateau of Versailles is closed on Monday’s. Gardens are open 7 days a week.

After taking almost a 1 hour train ride, ride on bus, and a short walk, I finally arrived at Chateau Versailles. Just seeing it from the bus the only words that came out of my mouth was,

Wow

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Such vain Cherubs

Since the palace was closed I opted for renting a golf cart with built-in audio tour and music for one hour to check out Versailles vast gardens.

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Totally ready!

I think renting the cart was so worth it because there were NO tours available except the one I was in. I had so much fun I even I made my shot at making my own tour at Versailles.


It was so much fun having to drive around the palatial gardens on a private tour by myself. I had the chance at driving fast and furious through a historical landmark!

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Best idea ever!

After Being like a princess, I ended up walking through the gardens for the next 7 hours. Shit, I finally understood why royals loved taking walks in the gardens. These gardens were simply extravagant and massive.  They even had a vast Grand Canal that even the king of Italy sent gondolas to Louis XIV.

You spend an entire day getting lost in all the beauty of the gardens.

Good thing I had taken my cart tour so I had an idea of how big the gardens were.

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Walking in the Gardens next to the Canals
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#RelationshipGoals

Besides having brought my own lunch to snack on as I went through the garden. I ended up treating myself to the restaurant there for a pre fixe menu. The BEST French food I have tasted since I’ve been here! If you go, you should dine at La Flottille.

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Pre Fixe meal- Steak


Being here at the gardens and canals felt like I was sent back in time. Forget the history, tragedies and triumphs here. One could get lost and inspired by their own daydreams as they walk here.

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Ritz Carlton inside Vesailles
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Temple of Love- Petite Trianon
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Marie Antoinette’s Hamlet
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Petite Trianon- or Marie Antoinettes palace
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Trianon Gardens
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You could spend forever here
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Off beaten Bike paths
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Petite Trianon- or Marie Antoinette’s palace

It was so magical and over the top.

One of the most beautiful gardens I will probably see in my lifetime.

I promised myself I’ll come back again so that I could see inside the famous palace itself.

Until next time garden of dreams, “Au Revior!”!

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