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The Palace of Versailles, even in the low season and on a miserable day, is a busy place. We joined a very long queue, in the rain, to get entrance tickets, then jostled our way through the crowds to see the sights of the palace.
The roof of the  Royal family chapel

The roof of the Royal family chapel

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View of the gardens from the first floor

View of the gardens from the first floor


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The famous Hall of Mirrors

The famous Hall of Mirrors

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Front facade of the Palace

Front facade of the Palace


The King's bed

The King's bed


Marie-Antoinette's bed

Marie-Antoinette's bed


Here is a selection of some of the murals, paintings and chandeliers in the many rooms.
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Napoleon Bonaparte


A long hall with paintings depicting all the famous French battles.
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Descartes

Napoleon

Napoleon


The Palace from the front

The Palace from the front

The Palace from the gardens

The Palace from the gardens


Splendid as it all is, both the crowds, and the opulence, eventually become a bit overwhelming, and we gladly decided to call it a day. Enough is as good as a holiday, or so the maxim goes!

Posted by davidsandi 08:32 Archived in France

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