It's hard to believe this is my first post about Versailles, considering how much I love it, and how I dream of returning. I still look at this old photo and wonder if I was really there…it almost looks fake, doesn't it…like a postcard? This was a highlight of my first trip to France, and one I remember in great detail. Somehow I was able to tune out the crowds, and lose my breathe as I finally stepped inside. By the time I reached the Hall of Mirrors I was in my own world, and when I turned the corner into Marie Antoinette's room, I burst into tears. Seems dramatic, I know…and well, that's just me. However it was a moment I had dreamed of, and when reality surpassed my expectations, I lost control…in a good way.
I was not able to explore it in it's entirety that day, not to mention that is ambitious for a day trip. I look forward to returning someday, and spending more time in the gardens, and seeing the Petit Trianon and Queen's Hamlet. The town of Versailles itself is gorgeous, and I was able to stroll around a bit…and the new luxury hotel on the grounds will open in early 2012, and it IS stunning. I have a bit of an obsession with historic architecture, especially in France, and if you haven't seen my other favorite chateaus, you can find them in my archives. Bon weekend everyone!