A day in the palace – Versailles, France

We went to Versailles in September of 2011. The trip was just for a weekend. We have been to Paris before but never went on top of Eiffel Tower. So, Saturday evening we went up to Eiffel Tower and Sunday we spent the whole day wandering around Versailles Palace inside and out. Versailles is not too far from Paris, may be an hour drive depending on the traffic. But it is worth spending a day looking few centuries back and feeling the luxurious lifestyle the kings and queens enjoyed once.

Just to give you a brief history on Versailles Palace, this was the center of political power in France from 1682 (when King Louis XIV moved here from Paris) to 1789 (when the royal family was forced to return to the capital). This palace is a symbol of absolute monarchy of Old Regime of France. This has been listed as an UNESCO World Heritage site for being one of the most beautiful achievements of 18th century French art.

Hope you will enjoy the pictures:

Statue near the main entrance of Versailles Palace

The palace contains more than 7500 paintings and drawings, and 5210 pieces of furniture

King’s Bedroom, which was created by Louis XIV and he lived here until his death in 1715

Queen Marie Antoinette’s Bedroom

Queen’s Guards Room

The staircase of Versailles Palace in France

Statues on the hall before entering King’s daughter’s apartment

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16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. transformsiberia.com
    Mar 23, 2013 @ 02:09:39

    Hey Globe Runner, thank you for popping in to the blog. Versailles is amazing, maybe someday we’ll go! Stop by any time, you are always welcome! Alex

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  2. janeanddavid
    Mar 12, 2013 @ 01:24:29

    Great photos! Versailles is certainly an amazing place.

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  3. Nicola
    Mar 10, 2013 @ 20:18:46

    glorious photographs

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  4. Gypsy Bev
    Feb 15, 2013 @ 05:55:54

    Always enjoy your posts! My grandson was here recently and sent me many of the same pictures. Such a beautiful and interesting historic place.

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  5. Kim 24/7 in France
    Feb 13, 2013 @ 10:27:40

    Love Versailles – go as often as I can to visit. Thanks for visiting my blog too – I have numerous posts about Versailles as well.

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  6. pdjpix
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 11:50:19

    It’s an amazing place isn’t it? I posted a small series of Versailles pix recently. If you are interested you can find it here…
    http://pdjpix.wordpress.com/2012/10/31/palace-of-versailles-france/
    regards Peet

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  8. mommywritervkent
    Feb 16, 2012 @ 00:26:36

    So beautiful

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