Versaille is just a short hour ride out of the city which you can take by train. Its about a mile away from the train station and pretty much everyone walks from the train to the palace.
You're greeted with a copper statue of Louis XIV
and a giant gold fence
The museum pass also got us into Versailles for free ( or rather included in the original cost). I believe it was about 35euros entrance fee.
I love this face.
The multiple wings of Versailles. I'm pretty sure we covered them all!
There were lots of statues flanking the hallways
and of course the hall of mirrors was gorgeous!
The amount of gold and crystal in the hall of mirrors was stunning. I'm really glad that it wasn't closed for renovations when we went. The hall made the trip!
Close up of one of the crystal chandeliers
Prime opportunity to take a pic of us!
Lots of beautiful artwork
I was a huge fan of the ceilings and all of the ornate detailing like LP everywhere! ( refer to the ovals in the 4 corners they all say LP)
Even beautiful stone carved ceilings
Its amazing the sheer amount of gold paint that must have been needed to cover the entire palace.
Beautiful long hallways of gigantic paintings!
More tomorrow on Versailles! It is a huge palace that can't be covered in just one day!