Thursday, May 26, 2011

paris: versailles

it's become obvious that blogger is not going to restore my versailles post
so here we go again . . .

we did not have enough time at versailles.
it was our own fault. we slept till 11:00, but what can you do. it was necessary.
if/when you go to versailles, give yourself the whole day.
it is huge.
and make sure you put "relaxing on the grass by the grand canal" on your schedule.
i would have like much more time to relax on the grass and explore the gardens.
also, if i had it to do again, i would rent a rowboat and row around the grand canal.
the line to go in the palace was ridiculous for most of the day
at least an hours wait in line
we decided to go through the gardens and petit trianon first.
by the time we made our way back to the palace there was no line.
so, an excellent plan.
also, we made sure to go while the fountains were on, which was really cool too.

view from the back steps of the palace

view of the back of the palace

petit trianon

banks of the grand canal

bassin d'apollon

side garden and fountain

palace courtyard

chapel inside the palace

hall of mirrors