The Palace of Versailles was goldenly stunning!
My expectations were centered around it being the epitome of French royalty and opulence and i was not disappointed. Despite the excessively long queue (it took like 2hours to get in!) that zigzagged up and down the entrance that we had to wait in, it was well worth the visit. Make sure you check the opening times before you go… the whole of France seems to have bizarre opening/closing times and Versailles was no exception (we ended up going twice as it was closed first time!). I think there may have been a fastpass type thing/tickets bought beforehand that might be worth getting especially if you’re going during the holidays, but i’m not so sure what the deal is there! If you do go, prepare to wait around for a long time but know that it’s worth it when you get inside (apart from all the other tourists you have to push pass).
Don’t believe me? Check out the photographic proof!
Dùghall is worthy of royal vehicle status!
This is the wonderful set of rooms where we bought the tickets and browsed the giftshop… i loved the bizarrely modern designed chandeliers and the chicken wallpaper:
The gardens were amazing!
Next stop: the incredible interior…
Because every home needs a really weird statue of a monkey riding a goat…..
During a battle is definitely the best time for ballroom dancing…
Sarcastic Scotsman looks down on you disapprovingly because you can never have as many tassels covering your genitalia as he does…
That awkward moment when Billy Connolly rides off to war…
On our way out we came across this beautiful art installation in one of the rooms. I couldn’t find any information about in the palace, and my googling was unsuccessful… so i can’t really tell you anything other than i thought it was beautiful (if you’ve got any information about what it is/who made it please drop me a comment, thanks)!
And next onto Montmarte….
See you in the next installment :)