Paris 5 - Château de Versailles (+ The Self Guided Walk Tour for my brother, A, who just followed because of med school)
Château de Versailles is 20 mins away by train (RER C) from Paris. This is the view from Versailles-Château RER C Station to the Palace. It's a short but lovely five-minute walk.
Statue of King Louis XIV
Sweater, Baguio City
Scarf, Stolen from my Mom's closet
Creepers, Harajuku, Japan
The interior court of the Palace of Versailles
The palace is overwhelming.
I suddenly became a fan of Baroque Architecture and Interior. Seriously. I no longer have a dream house but a dream Château!
The Grand Trianon
Mesdame' Apartments (Victoire's and Adelaide's)
(First Antechamber - Second Antechamber - Interior Chamber - Large Chamber - Library)
From the ergonomics up to the fabrics used in the furniture pieces, you'll know it was designed for the royal family.
Hoqueton's Salon with trompe-l’oeil decor and details
First family picture in France with The North Parterre in the background
The South Parterre
The Royal Chapel
Detail shots from the Mars Salon, Apollo Salon, and the King's Chamber:
Tourist Mode at The Peace Salon
The Hall of Mirros or La Grande Galerie in French
Eat your heart out, The Venetian
If you're wondering why the photos I'm posting now are slightly better than the ones I posted with my previous posts, it's because these photos were taken and edited by my awesome sister, Angel.
When people ask me about my favorite part of the trip in France, my answer is definitely the Versailles Palace.
Just like our first day in Paris, we took A to the Arc de Triomphe down to Avenue des Champs-Elyseés and Jardin de Tuilleries.
To give you all an idea about the 284-step spiral stairs, here's an elevation of the Arc de Triomphe:
Fooling around at Jardin de Tuilleries. #AsianProblems
And before ending the day, I convinced my mom to stop by Laduree for Macarons and Tea.
Day 6 (Louvre Museum) Coming Soon!
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