They say nothing beats Paris in April...
but how about Versailles in April?
The outer gates...
Inside the Court...
Oh the gold!
And more gold!
The Fleur de Lis.
And more layers of gold...
The elaborate hallways...
and Marie Antoinette's bedroom.
King Louis XVI
The famous painting of Marie Antoinette and her children.
If you notice the smallest child pointing to the empty baby basset,
the painting was later altered because her baby died of illness, after the painting was made.
(Perfect timing for my camera battery to die!)
But it turned on for one more quick pic of the gardens.
I was just devasted I didn't have my camera in the gardens.
With only one day in Paris,
I gave up going to the Eiffel Tower,
just to go to Versailles,
it was that important to me.
I had a meager 30 minutes to explore the acres and acres of fabulous French gardens.
Some days, when I'm really stressed I close my eyes and imagine I'm having a lazy afternoon in those gardens with a picnic basket, some cheese, crackers, and wine, frolicking back in the 1700's with a dress semi-resembling what Marie Antoinette would have worn.
I can not wait until I go back next year, and can dedicate a whole day to exploring these gardens where the Queen once roamed.