I remember visiting Versailles when I was 13 years old. It was the first palace I’d ever seen in my life and I was blown away. I think because it was my first one, it’s always held a special place to me.
Once we decided to go to Paris, I couldn’t wait to take Chuck and the kids to Versailles. Chuck had never been and while the kids had been to a couple of castles, they’d never gone to anything like this.
We had to take the metro to the train out of Paris to Versailles. After a short walk, we arrived on the grounds.
We each grabbed headphones and were able to each have our own audio tour. I think this made it an even better experience for all of us.
The palace is stunning.
My favorite, favorite room is the famous “Hall of Mirrors”:
After the Hall of Mirrors, we continued wandering around the palace.
After we visited the palace, we checked out the ground apartments that were used by members of the royal family.
We also took a brief look at the grounds before heading back to Paris.