As an add-on to my trip to Paris, I opted to go to the city of Versailles to visit the palace. I was super excited, other than my wardrobe. I was told that it was supposed to get cool and be rainy, so I changed from high waisted shorts and a sheer top into jeans, a different sheer top, and a jacket, but of course, it was disgustingly hot (not like Louisiana hot, but still hot nonetheless.), so I was sweating the whole time. It was still really beautiful though.
Those rain clouds in the back are deceiving.
On the way there, we ended up having to run to the train. The stop was really crowded and so many people were trying to pile on. Our tour director had to physically hold the doors open in order for all of us to pile in, and even then, a few people in our group had to be pushed in because people wouldn't move. I'm surprised we all made it.
When we got off the bus, we were all starving, so we stopped by a small restaurant right outside the palace to grab some lunch. FYI, ordering a soda in restaurants costs 7 euros. Not that I drink soda, but if you ever wanted to, it's a pretty penny. I was planning to split a pizza with my sister, but when we asked about the portion size, our server said that they were small, personal pizzas. Ummm...I don't know what they call personal pizzas, but I barely ate half of mine.
Pretty much equivalent to a medium-sized pizza in America.
I got a Luigi pizza, which had mushrooms, ham and egg on it. It was pretty delicious! My first taste of European pizza.
Next, the tour. Our tour took a couple hours, but we barely scratched the surface of seeing the entire thing. I can honestly tell you that I have no idea what most of the rooms were used for because it was so crowded, and I couldn't read the signs. Also, our tour guide had a pretty thick accent so I could only understand about every other word. She was still sweet though.
Even though I didn't know what was going on for most of the tour, I still had a wonderful time just looking at all of the intricacies of the palace. It was so gorgeous, and I'm obsessed with all of the ceilings! They are amazing. It was also neat to be in a place where so much history took place. The pictures I shared are not even a quarter of the ones I took. There was so much to see, and all of it was beautiful.
Of course, we had to go explore the gardens outside. It was breathtakingly beautiful.