Paris : Palace of Versailles

I do hope you’re not getting bored with my photos from our amazing ‘Best of France’ Trafalgar Tour 🙂  in July of last year already .. how time has flown!!   Having blogged our entire trip around France, I need to do the rest of our stay Paris to complete my ‘journal’  !!

This is still Day 12 of the tour, which started with a bus tour of the city followed by a panoramic view of the city from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower  … next stop …

Château de Versailles .. wow !!  Amazing!!   Magnificent!!  Grandiose!!  Of course I took many, many photos  .. of the gardens, ornate furnishings, hundreds of portraits adorning every inch of wall space,  statues, sculptures, magnificant painted ceilings  (I had never seen anything like it before).  It was pretty crowded .. in fact it was packed ! .. we had to shuffle our way through each room, following our delightful guide, Veronique and her green umbrella, while listening intently to what she was saying through our ear-pieces

En route to the Château through Paris ..

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Louis XIV (1638 – 1715)  – known as Louis the Great or the Sun King, ruled France and Navarre for 72 years and 110 days …

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Veronique, our delightful local tour guide …

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Beautifully detailed ceilings  ..

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All the King Louis are confusing 🙂   I think this is a statue of Louis XIV but I could be wrong ..

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I remember now .. it was easier to take photos of ceilings because there were too many people in the way  – I am not tall 😉

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Louis XIV, who was very short .. and vain .. wore high heels ..

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The Hall of Mirrors .. Wow it was breathtaking !  Here again it was difficult to get decent photos as there were people everywhere !  … and we had to keep up with Veronique and her green umbrella 🙂  !!

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Door frame showing the thickness of the walls ..

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Peeking through a window at Marie Antoinette’s balcony, from where, it is said, she watched a rioting mob approaching the Palace.  It started as a Women’s March in 1789, rioting over the high price and scarcity of bread but was soon joined by thousands of renegades ..

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….  too many pics for one post – I cannot leave out the Queen’s bedroom and formal gardens …. Château de Versaille continues next post … 🙂

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2 Responses to Paris : Palace of Versailles

  1. Oh my… So elaborate. Off to read part 2

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