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Amazing Chateau de Versailles Palace Paris

June 29, 2013 by David Herd

Amazing Chateau de Versailles Palace Paris

Amazing Chateau de Versailles Palace Paris

Amazing Chateau de Versailles Palace Paris is a  fabulous destination which made my bucket list as soon as I saw the Woody Allen movie “Midnight in Paris”. When the Château was built, Versailles was a country village; today, however, it is a wealthy suburb of Paris, some 20 kilometres southwest of the French capital. The court of Versailles was the center of political power in France from 1682. The first building campaign (1664–1668) involved alterations in the Chateau de Versailles and gardens to accommodate the 600 guests invited to a party called Pleasures of the Enchanted Island.Versailles is just a 20-minute train ride away from Paris.

Palace of Versailles

Amazing Chateau de Versailles Palace Paris

Chateau de Versailles is a wonderful place to visit for anybody who has a camera. 🙂

Chateau de Versailles Paris

Amazing Chateau de Versailles Palace Paris

Magnificent and breathtaking, the sculptures and pristine buildings and grounds.

 

Trams to save you walking

Chateau de Versailles Palace Paris

Electric trams will transport you around this vast property.

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The Palace grounds

Chateau de Versailles Palace ParisLife at Versailles was intrinsically determined by position, favour and above all one’s birth. The Chateau was a sprawling cluster of lodgings for which courtiers vied and manipulated. Today, many people see Versailles as unparalleled in its magnificence and splendour; yet few know of the actual living conditions many of Versailles august residents had to endure. Modern historians have, on more than one occasion, compared the palace to a vast apartment block. Apart from the royal family, the majority of the residents were senior members of the household.

Beautiful gardens.

Amazing Chateau de Versailles Palace Paris

Chateau de Versailles is a truly an amazing experience, located on the outskirts of Paris.

Can’t recall what this building was

Chateau de Versailles Palace Paris

I’m sure Google will have the answer.

Interesting wall

Amazing Chateau de Versailles Palace Paris

I was inspired to visit the palace by the Woody Allen movie “Midnight in Paris”.

Beautiful gardens

Amazing Chateau de Versailles Palace Paris

Can you imagine how many gardeners would be needed to create this masterpiece?

Relaxing on the lake

Chateau de Versailles Palace Paris

What a great way to spend a beautiful sunny day.

An interesting documentary

Downtown Versailles

Amazing Chateau de Versailles Palace Paris

The town centre is very clean and there are plenty of good restaurants to choose from.The grounds of the Château de Versailles are magnificent and mind blowing, there is a little train which transports you for around 8 Euros, the is very good value as the grounds are so huge they would be hard to cover on foot.
 

 Lamb Shank at Bistrot du Boucher

Amazing Chateau de Versailles Palace Paris Good Restaurant. The Bistrot du Boucher in the centre of town  provided us with excellent food and a nice friendly atmosphere. Travel tip. It is only a short train ride from the center of Paris, however only the grounds are open to the public on Mondays. When to visit. Like most popular tourist attractions the weekend Château de Versailles Paris can be too crowded, midweek is better. 

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