Versailles,France 

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Official Site in English

A short history of Versailles

Picture Gallery

 

HOT TIP! Buy your tickets on-line and save lining up outside, which can be particularly bothersome if it's raining! The on-line system even advises you what tickets to buy!

Versailles is more than a palace surrounded with beautiful gardens. It also has a huge park where one can discover two small castles named Grand and Petit Trianons, former summer residences for the Kings .

One option is to take the mini-train ( yes they are popping up with increasing frequency in tourists areas) down to the two summer palaces. One is allowed to get off at any stop, and re-board a later train.

The highlight is the gardens around the Petit Trianon ( see picture on the left) - you feel as if you have entered a different time zone! Their beauty is stunning. If the queue to the main Palace backs up to the main gate, I would consider foregoing the palace and spending a whole day in the majestic gardens.

 

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