October 18, 2011
Paris, Part 4: Versailles Palace & Gardens
We spent our 2nd Parisian day at Versailles. It definitely takes all day. First you have to get out there on the train, then wait in line to get in (a lot of people are interested), then tour the first half of the palace, have some lunch, and tour the rest of the palace, then just a part of the immense gardens, before getting back on the train again to get back into Paris. Well worth it.
This is the queen's bedroom. Flowery and golden, as opposed to just golden in the king's bedroom.
We found a painting of the Battle of Zurich, which was interesting since we live in Zurich and have seen some monuments to battles involving the French.
Outside, the fountains were running on a limited schedule due to drought, but we arrived just in time as they turned on, along with booming classical music emanating from the bushes as we strolled around the majestic grounds, which seemed neverending. We were only able to visit a small portion. We should have brought a tent and made a week-long trip of just the gardens.
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