Versailles the most beautiful place on Earth

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I went to Versailles today! It is such a magnificent, luxurious and beautiful palace and oh my gosh the gardens are massive! Words cannot even begin to describe the feeling the place gives you. I looked at the King’s Bedchamber, the Queen’s Bedchamber, the Dauphine’s Bedchamber and the magical Hall of Mirrors! The Queen’s Bedchamber had a giant jewellery box and a secret door by the bed which Marie used to escape to the King’s Bedchamber when the French revolutionists came and stormed the palace. Unfortunately the French revolutionists subjected both Marie and her husband King Louis the XIV to the guillotine. People dipped their handkerchiefs in Marie’s blood for a souvenir afterwards.
The King’s Bedchamber:

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The Queen’s Bedchamber:

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The Dauphine’s Bedchamber:

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I saw the table laid with cutlery where the King and Queen ate in public. The serviettes were styled in fancy shapes.

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I saw giant high heels at the end of the Hall of Mirrors. Marie Antoinette made high heels famous for women as apparently she was not very tall so used the heels to gain some height on the king.

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After the palace I walked into the amazing gardens. The Grand Canal runs through the centre of them where people can hire paddle boats.

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I walked to Marie Antoinette’s Estate which is just a small part of the enormous gardens. I didn’t have time to see all of the gardens except some people were taking a train to get around which I thought was clever. I prefer walking though so that’s what I did.
It was such a beautiful walk through tall maze-like hedges and past water fountains all the way to my destination.
I entered the gardens via Marie’s House. I saw her bedroom, kitchen and other rooms. It was much smaller than the enormous and extravagant palace but was cosy and homely…for a monarch 🙂

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Then I exited the house and walked through a little door in the wall to Marie’s garden!

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I met a friendly swan in a pond there 🙂

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I walked across a small wooden flower-covered bridge over some water to the beautiful white gazebo in the garden.
After that I meandered down paths through the trees which was fun.

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I found cute cottages with thatched roofs and a building which looked like a light house.

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I even found a village in her garden! But it was getting late and I didn’t want to get caught in the gardens after dark so I made my way back through the palace and to the train station.
I really had saved my best ever experience from this entire trip to last. Visiting Versailles was indescribably brilliant.

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4 Comments to “Versailles the most beautiful place on Earth”

  1. Keep functioning ,great job!

  2. Reblogged this on tiaras and trianon and commented:
    because you can NEVER have enough Versailles…that was the concept on which it was founded. Well, that and hunting…

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