Gardens and Grandeur

One place we absolutely needed to see before leaving Paris was Versailles. It’s long history, the rumours, the subsequent movies and the infamous size and beauty of the palace gardens alone hooked us in, so we joined up with a tour and make a day trip out of the city.

I have very little words for this post – I was absolutely blown away by this place. The perfectly manicured grounds that seemed to stretch on endlessly, with large fountains and expansive lakes placed throughout the meticulously designed gardens… there was so much to take in, and you could easily spend a couple of days trying to cover every inch.

The best part about visiting here with a guide is learning the history as you wander – and there is so much of it!! I have too many favourite bits than I could possibly share here. The fountains in particular – the water supply system the architect developed and the running schedule he put in place for the fountains to flow for the King was outstanding for that time period. Due the amount of fountains these gardens hold, and the size of them all, they only run on certain days throughout the year now – I hope I’m able to plan my next visit in line with their calendar. What a sight to see!

We booked our tour through Sandemans New Europe Tours and would highly recommend them!

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