DAY TRIP FROM PARIS TO VERSAILLES CHATEAU

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April 13, 2014

Hello!   Chateau Versailles was the destination of  today. It’s an easy day trip from Paris via a regional  train ride and a 10 minute walk to the Chateau and well worth the time and expense.  Versailles was the home of France’s King Louis XIV , XV and XVI , until Louis XVI and his wife, Marie Antoinette were taken from the palace and beheaded.   It is  huge, plus there are 2 smaller palaces ( because the big one wasn’t enough),  the Queen’s Hamlet and the overall  gardens and fountains.  France, during this time period, makes for some very interesting  reading. But for now, here is just a brief  visual glimpse of how Versailles looks today.

The  photo above is only a small section of the front of Versailles.

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This is a close up of the top of the Chateau.

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Many of the ceilings were beautifully painted.

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This was Marie Antoinette’s bedroom and  the door on the left is where she run when the people came after her  during the Revolution.

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ONE of the fountains in the gardens.

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Called the Grand Canal, this area  sits beyond the gardens and fountains.

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There are also endless peaceful wooded paths to walk.

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The Queen’s Hamlet is tucked back in the woods.

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Lastly I think I should have this for my backyard birds – what a great bird bath it would make!

Thanks for reading and traveling  with me!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. MIKE KLOBNAK
    Apr 16, 2014 @ 12:28:08

    I WAS IMPRESSED WITH VERSAILLES WHEN I WENT THERE.

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  2. Charlie Schillinger
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 13:33:24

    Let them eat cake, what a crazy comment I must be out of my head. crazy rich.  Keep them coming.  thanks jeannie.   How is trhe puppy dog doing. 

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  3. Maureen Rauscher
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 11:46:40

    Great pictures! You make this all look so easy. Guess I’m destined to be a member of the proletariat forever; I was thinking how hard it would be to dust all that furniture!

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  4. Donna Jarnagin
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 01:41:41

    Beautiful!!! Thank you for allowing us to travel with you. And yes, I think that last piece would be a nice addition for your back yard birds.

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  5. Flindo's Far Flung Adventures
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 00:09:32

    Marvelous!!  I love this, Jeannie! Keep it coming and I’m so glad you’re having a great time!  

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  6. Maureen Mahach
    Apr 13, 2014 @ 23:54:50

    Beautiful photos and narratives, as always. Keep ’em coming!

    M.

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