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This Saturday Max and I, along with his parents and some family friends spent the entire day and night in Versailles to visit the castle. This weekend was a gift from Max’s maman to his dad for his birthday which passed last Wednesday! (I have pictures of the b-day to show you later).
I took exactly 574 pictures of Versaille but deleted the majority (blurry ones) yesterday leaving me with the total of 233. But don’t worry…I’m only oging to share the best of the best with you over the next few days. My little French adventure story can hold off a week because this stuff is good!
Just in case you didn’t know, this castle was home to generations of French monarchy. The reigning of kings ended with the French revolution when the naive (and potentially irresponsible) King Louis XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette were imprisoned and beheaded in the late 1700s.
And by the way, all of the gold you see in all of these pictures is real.
The picture above was taken in the room of glass. There are beacoup de glass chandeliers hanging from the ceiling of this room. The opposite wall (from the picture) is lined with original mirrors and the fixtures play into the theme as well.
These pictures, my friends, are only the beginning. The (self) tour if the castle began in the afternoon and lasted for around 2 hours. Afterwards we explored the gardens and had a huge special event during the night.
I was surprised to find how busy this attraction really is. I don’t know why I was surprised because afterall, it is Versailles and most people who visit France visit Versailles. What I loved about the crowds of people were the diversity among them. I felt like I was no longer in France and everyone was speaking a different language and if I were to speak in my native language (although it’s no longer a habit when I address strangers) many people would understand. But I didn’t. I continues with my little French “pardon”s and “merci”s and you know the works.
I can’t wait to show you more!