Visiting the Palace of Versailles, France

If you ever go to Paris I highly recommend you take a day to visit the Palace of Versailles! Me and Sunshine did this Thursday since we didn’t want to do too much Paris sightseeing without Liz (who arrived Friday). The palace was absolutely gorgeous, and the grounds were huge! It even had two smaller palaces on the property, and they were both a 25 minute walk away!

Visiting the palace of versailles

My favourite was the Petit Trianon, the ‘smallest’ palace, which was given to Marie-Antoinette by her husband. Imagine being given a house! Hints to my future husband. The Petit Trianon is definitely a don’t-miss if you are in Versailles, and it was so fascinating to think of what it was like to walk around there, knowing a revolution was slowly building outside the gates.’

They also had an incredibly cool 3D video of how the Palace was expanded throughout the years, which taught me loads. The Palace started out as a really tiny (okay, it was a pretty big) hunting mansion, and through years of expanding ended up as Europe’s biggest palace!

The Hall of Mirrors, can you even imagine the dances the had here?

Top tip! – EU citizens and long-term residents of the EU get in for free, so make sure you bring your passport! Being Norwegian, I am not actually an EU citizen, but thanks to my London student card I passed for a long-term resident. Perfect if you’re studying abroad, like me!

The Palace of Versailles completely blew me away, and it is at the top of my list of places I will re-visit soon. I absolutely loved our day there. Another tip for you; don’t miss out on Angelina’s and their famous hot chocolate! It’s the perfect place to grab a snack during your day.

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