When you go to Paris, you need to visit the Palace of Versailles. Versailles lies on the outskirts of Paris and is a convenient train ride on the Paris RER.
We visited the Palace of Versailles one morning during a 4-day honeymoon stop in Paris. After a hearty breakfast of croissant, yogurt parfaits and coffee we set out on our adventure.
Arriving at the Versailles-Chateau/Rive-Gauche, the train virtually emptied of all passengers once it came to a stop. We made a bee-line to the palace, just a short 15 min walk away. I could feel my heart leap as this was a place I had dreamed of visiting since I was 13.
One tip if you are planning a trip to Versaille is buy your tickets online in advance. This saves you a little time having one less line to wait in. However, be aware you must still wait in line to get through security. Remember to bring a hat to shield you from the sun!
Our adventure started in the main palace as we visited the chambers of the royal family. The most spectacular of all was the Hall of Mirrors where chandeliers, mirrors and natural light played a magical atmosphere.
We wandered through the property and got lost deliberately in the manicured gardens.
Enjoyed the scenery and people watched on the steps.
We spent a mere 3 hours only at Versaille when we decided it was time to leave and catch the train back to downtown Paris before the rush hour began. Our entrance tickets permitted us to visit the Estate of Marie Antoinette, the Main Trianon along however time did not permit. I would recommend if you visit the Palace of Versaille, get there early in the day when the crowds are not overwhelming and you can enjoy your visit a little longer.