The Palace of Versailles is dripping in luxury with royalty embellishments everywhere you turn. Portrait paintings spanning two story walls, gold crown moldings, and (gasp) glass windows and mirrors – which were luxury items in the 1600’s. With every step you take into the King’s bedroom, Battle Gallery, and Royal Chapel you are overwhelmed by its beauty, shocked by its grandness.
After a leisurely morning strolling through the Gardens of Versailles (click here for Garden post), we entered the Palace, which was (shockingly) a former hunting lodge first built in 1623!
While walking through the Palace of Versailles, you find yourself saying things like “the parties would be too wild, I couldn’t live here” or “I would get tired of seeing all the gold”. You walk around daydreaming about life as a French monarch along with thousands of your tourist friends by your side.
The Royal Chapel
The Royal Chapel is two stories tall, with high ceilings and gorgeous detailing. Passers-by are only able to get a glimpses of the Chapel through open doors around the Palace. And trust me, there was a line to get the perfect picture of this magnificent in-home Chapel!
The Royal Apartments & Chamber
These were the spectacular Royal private bedrooms, with all of their dazzling, gold embellishments.
The Hall of Mirrors
This is where lavish parities would take place and people would put on their best gown and dance the night away.
The Battles Gallery
This room was my favorite part of the Palace. I felt like a tiny observer looking up at massive snapshots of epic and gruesome battles. Vive la France!
After finishing our Palace tour, we walked around the town of Versailles, scoping out a place for dinner. The town was so adorable, with little clothing boutiques and cafes literally feet from the grand Palace.
We then hit the road, heading back to our little house, tucked away in the small French town of Vernouillet. We hope to be back again soon, Versailles! Next time, we are coming back with enough Euros to buy the place 😉
For tickets and tour information click here!