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Paris - Versailles


After a "petit" breakfast, we boarded on the bus for Versailles, with many tired faces. Our tour guide, Valerie led us out of the city and into the town Versailles, which is the oldest section of Paris. The town is mostly residential, with a 30 minute train commute to Paris.

We got to the palace and were simply amazed by the size. Valerie "whispered" in our ears as she gave a tour of the palace.

Just three kings lived in the palace - Louis XIV (Sun King), Louis XV (his grandson) and Louis XVI (great-grandson of the Sun King who was married to Marie Antoinette).

The palace was lavish and ornate. Clearly the Sun King was trying to impress the other rulers across the world (and his palace has been copied many times over).

Most impressive was the Hall of Mirrors - extraordinary!!!!

We also saw the Private and Public bedrooms of the king and the queen.

Once we left the palace we toured the grounds which were equally impressive! The fountains were not working (out of season) but everything was so beautiful and almost overwhelming!

Such a great experience!!!

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