Saturday Snapshot – Versailles

We took a train from Paris to Versailles.  I want to say that it took about 45 minutes, but don’t hold me to that since it’s been a few years.  When we arrived we started to walk over and were told that they weren’t giving tours that day because of the rain.  We took our time and walked over anyway and were pleasantly surprised that the official looking lady by the train station had been wrong.  The ‘home’ was over-the-top opulence as you would expect and the gardens were so perfect that even the intermittent showers couldn’t diminish them.  I wish we’d had a whole, sunny day to discover all the nooks and crannies.

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Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Melinda of West Metro Mommy.  It’s easy to participate – just post a picture that was taken by you, a friend, or a family member and add your link on Melinda’s site.

(courtesy of Bookbath)

37 thoughts on “Saturday Snapshot – Versailles

  1. readerbuzz says:

    Yes, my sister planned a trip to Versailles for us when we visited France three years ago. We spent our time in the gardens. It was a Sunday afternoon and they had music playing throughout the gardens. Lovely!

    Here’s my Saturday Snapshot.

  2. Paulita says:

    Lovely photos of Versailles. I bet that lady at the train station helped keep the crowd down. Good for you. I’m in Columbus and we have a lot in common. I love books, chocolate, wine and France too. However, my youngest is going to be a senior in high school, so I’m at the opposite end of the kid spectrum. Great post. I have a Dreaming of France meme on Mondays if you ever want to play along. Here’s Mine

  3. Louise says:

    I’ve been to Versailles on each of my three visits to France, and do love it. I’ve never seen it cold and rainy though- or empty! That was the biggest surprise of your photos.

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