Photo Diary: One Perfect March Day at the Palace of Versailles

Spending one day – even it’s cold and chilly, like that March day was – at the Palace of Versailles without a camera and tons of exclusive pictures afterward is, well, impossible. 

Last updated: February 9, 2022

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Photo Diary: One Perfect March Day at the Palace of Versailles

Sometimes, on rare occasions, it becomes challenging for me to describe a place using just words. Luckily, my love for all things visual such as photo diaries and spontaneous videos comes in handy. Being able to go back and relive all the 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 March visit of the Palace of Versailles. It’s been good six months since we visited the place. Yet as I go through our so-called One Perfectly Imperfect March 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. I usually take responsibility of planning all our itineraries, which I do to a T. This time, however, 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.

Still at home while he had been booking our accommodations and taking care of all other travel related issues, Roshan had made one thing crystal clear. We would devote a whole day to the Palace of Versailles. (He couldn’t possibly take into account how cold that March would be.) But at that point, to prove his point, Roshan had even booked a hotel room at the city of Versailles, located just one hour from Paris.

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One March Day at the Palace of Versailles Photo Diary

How to Spend One Day in 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 early in the morning. Yet it took us a quick glance from the windows of our Uber that pulled over right 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 March 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 a ticket collector. Thanks to Roshan’s forward thinking and purchasing our tickets online, we were allowed to enter 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.

A March Day at the Palace of Versailles Photo Diary

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

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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. Yet still from time to time, you’re able to take that one perfect picture without any strangers in the background.
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Or maybe even two pictures…
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The Palace is incredible from every angles.
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Even the heavy rain couldn’t keep the visitors, including me, inside.
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Once back 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.
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Slowly, we moved to the next room, then one more, until we reached the Hall of Mirrors.
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The Hall of Mirrors was built to replace huge terrace with a view of the Gardens.
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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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Despite the rain, our March visit to the Palace of Versailles couldn’t be complete without seeing the Gardens of Versailles.
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You certainly need one more 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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This concludes our One Perfect March Day at the Palace of Versailles photo diary.
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