It is a difficult job to write about Versailles, one thing is it is so big and has a huge collection of artefacts. And secondly so crowded that you will hardly be able to see them properly. I fully agree with my friend Lindy [lindaravello], that many less known château are there, no less beautiful than versailles and far less crowded. You can see the artefacts properly and ticket is also less expensive. When I am done with 3-4 episodes of versailles , I will take you to one such palace in Germany. Till then accompany me here. First we will see the exterior of the palace with part of the garden.
We reached the town of Versailles in a Tuesday morning, by the SNCF train from Saint Lazare. It is one of the easiest route and costs you around 4.8 euro one way. The train takes around 35 minutes. From the station , you take a left , the road goes to Chateau. But the town itself is beautiful, and if I had more money , I would have spent a night there. We will venture through the town in next post.
I am very lucky in a way, I never waited in long queue in Paris when I was there for the first time. When I went to Eiffel tower, only eleven people were ahead of us. It was off season, raining and night @9.30 pm. So, we went smoothly, took the elevator and spent two and a half hours on the top. Next day in Louvre, a very small queue was there, but nothing more. Even in Notre Dame or Sacre coeur, there was very little crowd. But this time when I came to Paris, my luck went off.In Versailles I had a 3 hours long wait in the queue. Effect was extreme sun burn, 9 hairpin-bend lines and a lot of photos of the exterior.
We saw the palace for the rest of the day. At the end, we went for the garden and they asked for additional tickets. I decided not to see it. I know,you will say it is unmissable,but I did not want to spend any more 🙂 May be next time, I will see the whole garden. Till then, glimpse of garden is here, which I shoot form the palace.
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