From Paris to the Chateau de Versailles

From Paris to the Chateau de Versailles…that took up most of our Sunday.  I’m pleased to say we successfully bought the correct roundtrip train ticket and made it to the correct stop where we exited and found a ticket office to the palace.  The ticket office was out of English brochures, so we received an excellent French brochure about the palace that we didn’t try to read while we waited in the extremely long entrance line.  The website had warned that mid-day on the weekend was VERY busy, and that was no mistake!  The line snaked half-way through the court yard.  It looked like a customs line at the airport without any barriers defining the next curve.  I was surprised at the orderliness.  We spent an hour or more people watching…some snacked on baguettes from a nearby sandwich shop while others snapped photos.  We picked the Americans out of the crowd…the biggest give away is they wear tennis shoes. Continue reading “From Paris to the Chateau de Versailles”