14 May Paris: Palace of Versailles (Day 14)
Like finally, I’m down to the last post of our Paris trip. We bought a RER C line ticket to Château de Versailles, the palace we didn’t visit the last time round to Europe. This time round we had too much time and apparently too little place on our itinerary haha. But we really did enjoy ourselves taking slow walks, drinking too much coffee, eating too much awesome cakes… as if we were living the parisian life. Which in turn, seemed like i managed to see more things. More time to let the eyes people watch and observe the surroundings. Not a bad thing.
The first half of our visit to the palace was to be honest, not fantastic. It was packed with chinese tour groups and we were really annoyed with the group holding up their ipads all over taking every corner of each room… duh. Like why? Why do you need to take every part of the room? So basically we zoomed past the rooms leaving without a clue what the history to it is.
We had a free audio guide gadget from the entrance but the groups were so noisy, most of the time I couldn’t hear a damn thing. Some caucasians were looking frustrated too and I’m like die lor, they’re gonna think that we’re part of them *slaps forehead*. I think i’ll have to start designing really patriotic tee shirts of my love for my country to wear on trips.. bitch please.
Having said that, the palace is still a worthy place to visit. My advise to anyone who’s planning to visit the Versailles palace, will be to avoid the morning tour groups.
A snippet of the palace.
When the château was built, Versailles was a country village; today, however, it is a wealthy suburb of Paris, some 20 kilometres southwest of the French capital. The court of Versailles was the center of political power in France from 1682, when Louis XIV moved from Paris, until the royal family was forced to return to the capital in October 1789 after the beginning of the French Revolution. Versailles is therefore famous not only as a building, but as a symbol of the system of absolute monarchy of the Ancien Régime. – via. wiki
We look like we’re on our mobile phones but it’s the free audio guide gadget I mentioned earlier.
Very majestic & intricate interiors.
Many chandeliers in the palace. Ok… 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3 drink~ *kicks leg in the air*.
Checkmate. This is how tall the statues are.
Here comes our favourite part of the palace. The garden. Check out the bird’s eye view perspective here.
The garden was seriously huge. If you’re intending to walk, it will take many many hours. So we rented a buggy which was not cheap. There were many restricted routes but at least we get to drive around to see the main crowd drawing & attractions within the garden. Otherwise i think we would have missed out on how beautiful some places looked.
Heart-shaped lawn seh.
So much natural light goodness. Perfect for photography.
So it seemed like E is heading to have some english breakfast in a nearby cafe…. but it’s the way to the public restroom haha.
And we’ve come to the end of our palace venture which also means the end of the trip entries. Till we meet again Europe.
Time to put on the lingerie *wolf whistles* and hit the sack. Goodnight folks.