There is no place like... Versailles
Traveling is one of the most incredible things we can do in our lives, whether it is a trip within our own country or an international one, there will always be an experience, place or circumstance that we will remember for a long time, if not for our whole life. Although I have not made many trips, I have had some that have marked me a lot, most of them within Mexico, the country where I emigrated some years ago, however, today I am not going to talk about the beauties that I have seen in the place where I live, but in one a little farther away.
A few years ago I had the opportunity to make a long trip to several countries in Europe, they are some of the longest vacations I have taken, and I remember them fondly because it was there where I fell in love with one of the most beautiful cities I have ever known, Paris. On the outskirts of Paris is the place I want to tell you about, one of the most beautiful and impressive places I have ever seen in my life, The Palace of Versailles.
On that trip I went a total of two times, the first visit was practically "lost", as it was a day when they did not open the interior of the Palace, so we only had access to the gardens, which, although they are also spectacular, they fell short with the incredible treasures that I would see inside the next day. Even so, my impression upon arrival was huge, the entrance is incredibly imposing, it is one of those places so opulent and grandiose that make you feel small.
Its gardens are one of the most impressive things I have ever seen, they are huge and, for lack of a better word, perfect. I really do not know how to define how shocked I was when I saw them, there are fountains, sculptures, flowers and trees from many parts of the world. I really fell in love with those gardens, I had never seen (or seen again) others as beautiful as those, the Alhambra gardens are also spectacular, but really, nothing like Versailles. However, that was not the most impressive thing about this place, as I told you before, I would discover that the next day when I would finally make the tour inside the Palace.
Entering Versailles is like entering a tale of opulence and beauty, the rooms, halls and even the corridors are really spectacular, they are full of such incredible details that you can not even blink without feeling that we are missing a small wonder. There are many incredible and beautiful places in the world, but this is undoubtedly my favorite, it conveys so much magnificence and opulence that it is impossible not to be attracted by its amazing design and beautiful works of art.
All the walls and ceilings are full of golden details, decorated with paintings, frescoes, sculptures and tapestries, even the floor has spectacular carpets. I can't find any other way to describe how I felt seeing all this other than "overwhelmed", there is so much to see that the eyes are not able to detail all the magnificence of the place, it is truly a majestic place.
My favorite room was the Queen's Chamber, while the King's is also spectacular, the Queen's was like stepping into a princess tale or a movie of that era, there is even a bust of Marie Antoinette accompanying the decor. The whole room is simply spectacular, even my desire to be minimalist disappeared among so many beautiful details and decorations, the rest of the palace is impressive, but without a doubt that was THE place that took my breath away.
Definitely, Versailles has been the most beautiful thing I have had the pleasure to visit on a vacation, although many things were looted and destroyed during the Revolution, the current state of the place is a beauty capable of enchanting anyone, it was a hard choice because all the places I could visit in Paris are amazing, but for me Versailles stands out as the most beautiful.
This has been my participation for the #weekend-engagement: WEEK 139, on the theme "Beautiful on vacation". Sorry for the amount of photos, but it's such a beautiful place that I wanted to show you as much as possible, and still I feel I missed many things, but I have more than 200 photos of the place, so I had to select only my favorites.
Happy weekend to all of you.
Thank you very much for reading, see you in the comments
Wow! Such a great place and something in my bucket list of travels around the world. Photos are amazing but they must pale in comparison with being actually there. You must have a lot of photos from that trip.
It would be lovely to see them all. ✨
Pd. Those tapestries and paintings are just gorgeous.
It is a beautiful place, I wanted to stay and live in Paris, everything is incredible, but Versailles really stole my heart, I could go a million times and I would still be impressed.
That photo thing can be fixed any day 🤗😘
Well, it must be charming. I mean a lot for movies have this dreamy depiction of the city.
I'd love to see those photos. ✨❤️
The only bad thing about Paris is the Parisians, what smug people 🙈.
What about the smell? Do they bathe? 👀
Nope, they smell like crap 🙈
So that's not a stereotype! 😅
Nope, the subway stunk so bad that I just wanted to run out of there.
Ugh. Facemasks must've been a blessing for foreigners in Paris.
It is a truly impressive site, with a great historical tradition. You leave us a publication with beautiful images. Thanks for sharing. Be well dear @adalathu . A big hug from Maracay.
That's right, it is a place that I remember with great affection because of how impressive and beautiful it is. I'm glad you liked the pictures.
Sending you a hug from Mexico 🤗
A really nice place, never actually see more than 2 pics of Versailles. Thanks for sharing you awesome vacation trip, @adalathu.
Well here you have plenty of pictures, happy to read you like them. Thank you for stopping by and commenting ❤️🤗
This place is truly spectacular! 😍❤️. I can imagine how difficult it was to choose the photos, because surely they all look that spectacular! Thanks for sharing.
I spent so much time choosing the photos, it is not easy to summarize 200 photos, even so I managed to convey a little of what I liked most about the place, I'm glad you can appreciate it ❤️
Triple Wuaoo, what a beauty looking at the pictures I can understand the feeling you describe overwhelming.
I would love to go to Paris, there is no woman who doesn't want to go there, now the palace of Versailles will stay in my memory and the day I will be there for sure I will remember you and this post because you made me travel.
Que Rico Paris 😍
P. S. Parisians seemed obnoxious to you? In the movies they seem like a love of very kind and romantic people. 😂
Sorry I read a comment. 🙈
My friend, what a beautiful comment ❤️
I'm so glad you enjoyed the photos, that was my idea, to show you a little bit of Versailles from my memories.
PS: Parisians are not charming and some of them smell bad. The ones that are very cute and flirty are the Italians, you know where to go 😏
It's an amazing place, visually and for the history of it. I was there not too long ago and we hired bikes to ride around the entire grounds which was amazing. We had a picnic out there away from the crowds and the experience was something I'll remember for a long time.
Wow, that experience sounds wonderful, I would have loved to do something like that on my visit.
It's a place I hope to return to at some point in my life, I fell in love with it.
Thanks for stopping by, and commenting 🤗✌️
I love France, have been there several times, and always find something more to love about it. I hope you manage to get back and do the bike thing at Versailles, the grounds are so big it's really the only way to see everything, the outbuildings and gardens etc.
In that you are absolutely right, walking took me practically a whole day, just in the gardens, I ended up exhausted and did not see everything.
Thank you very much, I also hope to return soon ✌️
This is something more than impressive. The Versailles garden is more than beautiful and pretty. This is my first time of viewing such an awesome garden. Parisians are blessed. This should be their pride