This is the last post of my photos from Paris. On the last day of our trip we took the train out to Versailles before flying home that evening.
Kate and I were lucky enough to visit Versailles when we were kids while on a family holiday. I have wanted to go back since I was old enough to appreciate the history behind the palace. The only thing that disappointed me about our return visit was that we didn't have enough time to properly explore the palace and it's grounds. We had to get our bags from the left luggage at 5 and be on the train back to Paris at 6 so we really only had a few hours there. A proper visit would require the full day. Having said that it was such an amazing experience to walk around the grounds as an adult and almost have flashbacks to when I was a kid looking at a real life palace in amazement.
We started with a walk around the grounds and took a boat ride on the pond. Then we briefly walked around the Petit Trianon, the house given to Marie Antoinette and where she spent most of her time. This was the main place I wanted to see since we didn't visit it the first time we were there. It's such a beautiful building and interior and I can totally see why Marie Antoinette spent most of her time here because it's like a mini palace so it's a lot less scary than the main palace. I can imagine during the Summer the grounds and gardens would be a dream to spend the day in.
We finished our tour of Versailles with a very brisk walk around the palace. The really great thing was that we got to leave our luggage there so that we didn't have to leave it in Paris, we could go straight from Versailles by train to catch our RER train to Charles de Gaulle airport.
I am currently compiling a list of my advice and tips for a (budget) trip to Paris so watch out for that one if you're planning on visiting the city in the future!
I hope you're all having a lovely week!
PS. The photo of me sitting on a pillar outside the palace was to re-create one my parents took of me when I was first there aged 9. Also, how amazing is that cat? I couldn't get over him!