Paris Trois – Chateau Versailles

I can’t believe this is the third time I’ve been to Paris in two years. I can’t stay away! This time around I had the opportunity to take some photos of the Chateau Versailles, Marie Antoinette’s Winter residence outside of Paris. The lavishness of the decor and architecture were absolutely breathtaking. I’ve had an appreciation for French design in the past but never as I do now after visiting Versailles.

 The Opera house inside Versailles
 I personally hate Paris in the Summer. It’s too hot and crowded with tourists to really enjoy. I prefer staying away from the high profile areas and wandering tree lined avenues full of cafes and boutiques and children playing in the street. But, if you must go to in the Summer I’d highly recommend getting guided tours of the tourist areas. You’ll see much more than you would going in with the masses and also usually don’t have to wait in a line. 
 Modern paintings of Marie’s dogs in the waiting area for our tour. I’ve decided my future French bulldog’s name will be Florissant!

More Summer 2013 Euro Road Trip photos coming soon! Look for the Normandy coast next!
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