On our 13th day in Paris we made the trek to Versailles and it was actually really easy to get there. We were lucky to get gorgeous, sunny weather and blue skies that just wouldn't quit. It was a very magical day!
To get to Versailles, you just need to use the public transport system to get to the Versailles Chateau Rive Gauche station. It wasn't expensive - I can't remember exactly, but I think it was in the neighborhood of €13 for both of us for return travel tickets. It takes less than an hour from Central Paris as well, so it's definitely the perfect distance for a day trip out of the city!
I highly recommend spending the whole day at Versailles. There are lots of things to do in addition to touring the palace, Grand Trianon, the gardens and Petit Trianon. Restaurants are available on site and if I'd had more time there, I'd have rented a row boat to go for a float on the pond! I am actually hopping to plan a trip back to France to spend a weekend in Versailles sometime. The gorgeous Waldorf Astoria Trianon Palace Hotel sits just off the grounds with a Gordon Ramsay restaurant among lots of other amenities - it looks like the perfect setting for a romantic getaway sometime! Also, the whole village is full of rich history, fun restaurants, patisseries, bars and shops - it looks like the perfect place to spend a few days chilling out!
In front of Versailles
Marie Antoinette and her children
Making our way into the Hall of Mirrors
The Hall of Mirrors
The King's Bed
Fireplace inside the King's Bedroom
Chandelier inside the Queen's Bedroom
This is the bed where Marie Antoinette slept and during the raid, she briefly escaped through a door that joined her room with her husband's.
Statue of Napoleon
Fountain outside the palace
Inside one of the many gardens
Breathtaking tree-lined arch way
The Queen's Gardens
The Queen's Hamlet
Festive for Halloween!
One of the friends we met along the way...
This guy was eating chestnuts out of my hands...
Beautiful horses on the grounds of Versailles
This is the view of Versailles as we were leaving at sunset and there is no filter on this photo. It truly is a beautiful, magical place to visit and I'd highly recommend it.