Wednesday, September 25, 2013


I'm not sure that over the top begins to explain Versailles. It is 12 miles southwest of Paris and certainly takes you to another world. It was the residence of French kings and certainly an homage that Louis XIV made for himself. The picture is the gilded gate at the entrance. Don't know the woman, she wasn't moving fast enough and we were entering the building. 

This model gives you an idea of the size of the Chateau but you really do have to see it to believe it. 

This picture gives a small impression  of the interior of each room. Painted ceilings and gilded everything are the decor of choice in every room. The next few pictures are some examples of the rooms. 

Could you sleep in this bed?

The hall of mirrors is amazing. Pictures really don't capture it well. We were trying to imagine walking through the room in a ball gown. 

Sleepy, yet?

The queen's bedroom was much more enticing! Beautiful tapestries and fabrics were everywhere. 

And so was Marie Antoinette!

And yes, there was time for a treat. This was called a Mont Blanc at Angelina's, a famous Paris restaurant. Filled with cream and meringue at the bottom. Delicious!

Even the water closets were signed with the theme of the chateau. This one was co-Ed! Interesting. 

After spending many hours in the opulence, we ventured out in the gardens, which are sprawling and gorgeous. This was a pretty amazing statue, only one of many, in the gardens. 

Pretty tired at the end of an exhausting day. This has been a wonderful 4 days in Paris. Many thanks to Candy and Rich for making me feel so welcome in their Paris apartment. Tomorrow I'm on to Provence by train.

May post a few more things later. Hoping to include a very special picture for you. 

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