Photo Diary: One Day at the Palace of Versailles

One day at the Palace of Versailles without a camera and tons of beautiful pictures afterward is simply impossible. 



Photo Diary: One Day at the Palace of Versailles

From time to time it’s quite challenging for me to describe a place using just words. Luckily, my love to all things visual such as photo diaries and spontaneous videos comes in handy. Being able to go back and relive all the feelings and experiences through those precious moments captured a while back is the best part of any trip after the trip itself, of course. This was the case with our one-day visit of the Palace of Versailles. It’s been good six months since we visited the place. However, going now through our One Day at the Palace of Versailles photo diary, it feels like it happened just yesterday.

Our visit to Château de Versailles was different from all our other trips. Usually planning any itinerary to a T, this time I left it to the mercy of my husband who a while back lived in Paris for a short period of time and still lives and breathes all things French. While taking care of accommodation and other travel related issues, he made one thing crystal clear. We would devote one whole day to the Palace of Versailles. To prove his point, he even booked a hotel room at the city of Versailles, located just one hour away from Paris.

How to Spend One Day at the Palace of Versailles

On the day of our arrival, Versailles was as usually busy with tourists, wandering around alone or in small groups. In attempt to beat the crowds, we left Paris very early in the morning. However, it took us a quick glance from the windows of our Uber, pulling over in front of the palace, to realize how worthless our efforts were. A big, barely moving queue already lined up at the entrance gate. Even unseasonably cold weather and heavy spring rain didn’t bother the awestruck visitors who like us were planning to spend the whole day at the Palace of Versailles.

Leaving the crowd behind, we proceeded straight toward ticket collector. Thanks to my husband’s smart move to purchase our tickets online, we entered the territory of Versailles shortly after our arrival. And oh, holy moly! Right from the entrance, the Palace of Versailles amazed us with its magnificence and size.

Here you’ll find a photo diary with short captions from our one-day visit to the Palace of Versailles. I hope you enjoy the journey and feel inspired to embark on your own!

Photo Diary

 

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Even in the early morning, the Palace of Versailles was extremely busy.
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Luckily, we bought the tickets online and avoided the ever-growing queue. 
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Versailles amazed us with its magnificent and size.
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The Palace of Versailles is usually extremely busy. And still from time to time, you’re able to take that one picture without the strangers in the background.
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Or two pictures…
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The palace is incredible from every angle.
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Even the heavy rain couldn’t keep the visitors inside.
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Once inside, we eagerly immersed into the artistic world of the Palace.
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Here, I couldn’t pass by another gorgeous chandelier without taking a picture of it.
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One of the first rooms we entered… It was small and overcrowded. We had to wait for other people to exit before we could get out.
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Another gorgeous chandelier I had to take a picture of.
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Slowly, we moved to the next room, then another one, until we reached the Hall of Mirrors.
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The Hall of Mirrors was built to replace huge terrace with a view to the garden.

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Can you see that I was slightly obsessed with the great details of the Wall of Mirrors?
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No visit to the Palace of Versailles can be complete without seeing the Gardens of Versailles.
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You certainly need another day to explore all the Gardens of Versailles.
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Massive statues add extra significance and charm to the gardens.

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