Trip Report: Paris (part 7) Versailles

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Introduction
LOT Business Class Chicago to Warsaw
Hotel du Louvre
The Louvre
Park Hyatt Paris
Notre Dame and adding our “lock of love” to a Parisian bridge
Versailles
French Open (day 1)
French Open (day 2)
Radisson Blu Champs Elysees
Arc de Triomphe and Siene river cruise
Radisson Blu Le Metropolitan
Le Eiffel Tower and Sacre Couer
Lunch at Le Jules Verne in the Eiffel Tower and other Dining options around Paris
LOT Polish Airlines Economy Class WAW-ORD
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Versailles

We took the train to Versailles and had a busy day there.  The train ride from our hotel in central Paris to Versailles took around an hour or less. We bought our tickets there and the ticket line wasn’t very long when we arrived shortly after opening. Although the line for getting into the house was LONG.  One of the tips we learned from my wife’s research prior to our trip was to see the grounds and exterior first and go to inside the palace at the end so thats what we did.

We wandered around the various gardens and walkways and we both had NO IDEA how BIG this place was!!!  I was mad when I saw people getting around with golf carts and bikes and via mini trains!!! I would highly suggest getting some mode of transportation to get around because it took us forever to walk to one corner of the grounds! I didn’t see any advertisements for the golf carts or bikes but did see where to buy train tickets as you enter the grounds (around back).

Versailles was swamped!! A ton of tourists and field trips happening. At least outside there is lots of space so you can enjoy the grounds fairly peacefully.

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Entry statue

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Coming up on the entrance

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Entrance gates

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Front entrance gates

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Grounds/gardens

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Wife posing on the grounds

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One of many water features

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Water feature with part of Versailles in the background

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Grounds/walkways

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Another water feature towards the grand canal

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Statue

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Manicured trees
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Another fountain

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Wife in front of some of the flowers on property

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Entrance to Marie Antoinette’s house

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Farmhouse on Versailles grounds

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Farm

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Fattest pig

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More pigs

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Donkey

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Another Versailles home

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Another home on Versailles grounds

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Wife and I posing at Versailles

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More gardens

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Versailles flowers

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Inside Marie Antoinette’s home

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Inside Marie Antoinette’s house

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Inside Marie Antoinette’s house

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Inside Marie Antoinette’s house

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Inside Marie Antoinette’s house

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Inside Marie Antoinette’s house

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Grand Canal

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Inside the main gates

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Ornate exterior

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Wife outside Versailles

The pictures below are all from inside the main home of Versailles! I am not going to caption them all.

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Inside Versailles

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Painting of the property

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After all this you will be exhausted and worn out!!!!!! I am glad to see this magnificent property/palace but this is something that I do not have to see again.  There are so many other tourists and the inside space is smaller than the Louvre in many spots. Also note many tourists can be aggressive! We will never forget the lady who insisted on taking photo’s of EVERY. SINGLE. PICTURE.  She was going around and if people were actually standing in front of a picture to enjoy/look at it she would tap the people and ask them to move so she can take a photo!!!! Unbelievable!

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