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Detour to Versailles.



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.






Would ever want to visit Versailles? 

40 comments :

  1. So jealous of you girl!!! Looks like such an amazing trip :)

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  2. I swear I visited that exact same pizza place! I specifically remember Instagraming the knife lol.And Versailles was possibly my favorite part of France, especially Marie Antoinettes cottage and gardens <3

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  3. You've got such a beautiful amazing hair!
    Lovely photos ;))

    Lu | www.balgarka.co.uk

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  4. beautiful picture. Beer is always cheaper then soda and water.

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  5. It was absolutely incredible! Such an awesome experience.

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  6. I'm so jealous! Versailles is the one place I want to visit! Glad you enjoyed it (:

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  7. That's awesome. The knife was so fun that I had to take a picture! Versailles was absolutely gorgeous! I wold love to visit again.

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  8. Thank you! It's tough to take care of some days, but I love it.

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  9. That's so crazy that alcohol is cheaper than soda and water. In America, it's the opposite. Water is usually free in restaurants, and soda is about $2-3 and beer and wine are usually $4 and up.

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  10. wow, so beautiful! I remember learning about the palace when I took French in high school. the number of people in the hall of mirrors (or whatever it's called) trying to take pictures made me laugh. (:

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  11. It's been 14 years since I went to Versailles. You just make want to hop on and plane with my kids and run to France!

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  12. It was such an incredible experience! I still can't believe I was actually there. So beautiful. You'll definitely have to make a trip there one day.

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  13. Yes! It was pretty crowded and hard to get decent pictures, but it was amazing to experience it. So much history in one place.

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  14. You should definitely go back! This was my first time experiencing it, and I would have loved to see more!

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  15. Beautiful! I really want to go!

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  16. This is GORGEOUS and I am so jealous! Those rain clouds really are deceiving because it looks like it's going to pour any second.

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  17. Eat Clean CollegeJuly 22, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Just like with everyone else, I am beyond jealous that you had the chance to go to Paris! I've always wanted to try their cuisine

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  18. SO so beautiful! I have to get to Versailles asap!

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  19. Ah it is stunning. I need to get there someday.

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  20. This looks INCREDIBLE! I so wish I was there!

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  21. PARIS! I loved it the first, second and third time and hope to go back again

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  22. #jealous. #whyareyousogorgeous? #iwannagothere

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  23. Omg! It's gorgeous! One of my best friends has always said she wants to get married at Versaille because you can! It's just ridiculously expensive

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  24. Yvonne RhinehartJuly 22, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    I definitely prefer Versailles to Paris. It's so gorgeous!

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  25. It really is so beautiful! Paris isn't the cleanest, but I still loved the Eiffel Tower!

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  26. You can get married at Versailles?! I can't imagine how expensive that is. She should start saving now! Haha

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  27. #youshouldgothere #youregorgeous #obvs #causeweretwins

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  28. This was my first trip to Paris, and I'm hooked! I would love to go back!

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  29. It was amazingly beautiful! I could have stayed there forever. I'm ready to marry a prince now..

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  30. You definitely should! It was so so gorgeous! I loved it. Such an incredible experience.

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  31. You certainly do! It was absolutely incredible.

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  32. Parisian food is pretty good, I must say. You'll have to plan a trip there one day. It's totally worth it.

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  33. It was an amazing experience. The sky was cloudy during our whole trip in France, but even when it did rain, it was still awesome.

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  34. It was so gorgeous! You should definitely plan a trip!

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  35. The first thing I saw on you is your hair, I love it. And the second is how wonderful are those pictures and how much I wanted to eat that pizza.


    Beautiful place!

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  36. For someone who was sweating like crazy, you sure look super pretty!! This looks like a fabulous trip! Pizza&Palaces ..very very beautiful <3

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  37. Thanks so much! So sweet of you to say. It was definitely a beautiful place to visit, and that pizza was so delicious!

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  38. Thanks so much! That's so nice of you. It was such an incredible trip. I'd love to go back one day.

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  39. haha do it! John will have to say yes to your request!

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  40. HAha yes! I'll tell him to start saving all his change!

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