|Aerial view of Versailles|
|Entry gate to Versailles|
Unfortunately, as anticipated, the whole place was really crowded (even though it's Wednesday - can't even imagine what it's like on a weekend) so it was difficult to move around inside. I skipped several of the rooms at the beginning and all of the introductory films, etc. that they have for visitors. By doing so, I did move ahead of a lot of people and that really helped. Unfortunately, though, I all but missed the Royal Chapel (quick look through the door).
|The Queen's Apartment|
Even though the Queen's apartment wasn't just for Marie Antoinette, there were busts of her and paintings of her and her children.
|The stunningly beautiful Hall of Mirrors|
With all of the beautiful palaces and cathedrals that I've visited, you wouldn't think that anything could now be more impressive. You'd be wrong. Versailles is absolutely unbelievable in beauty and opulence. In addition to the main palace, there are summer homes on the estate as well where the family would move when it was too hot to be inside the palace! The sculpted gardens are enormous and you can rent bicycles or golf carts to help you get around, and there are boats on the small lake.
It would take several visits to be able to see the entire palace and grounds.