We woke up at like 7:30am to get to Versailles by 9:00am when it opens but there were people already heading there around the same time too. I really liked the videos they showed how the palace was expanded and the history behind it. The garden covered an enormous amount of area and it was so symmetrical and perfect. Just standing between the garden and the palace makes me think how unbelievable it is that people used to live here.
Going through the garden, we went to the Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon and Marie-Antoinette’s estate. At the estate, it was like a cottage farm with animals like ducks, goats, donkeys, chicken and pigs. The area was so isolated from the busy, overwhelming royalty life that you feel like you are in a different part of the country.
At night we went to line up for the elevator to go up to the top of the Tour Eiffel and it was so rainy and windy. But the view was totally worth it even though we couldn’t feel our hands and feet.