Visit at Versailles

Today we ventured outside Paris to see the Chateau de Versailles where Marie Antoinette and other royals once lived. It’s a grand, imposing estate with multiple buildings and acres of perfectly manicured gardens — just the kind of place a queen with style like Marie would’ve loved. 

The look of the buildings and grounds was just so decadent and luxurious, and it reminded me I need to watch the Marie Antoinette movie with Kirsten Dunst again. Everything from the Baroque era is pure eye candy, and I definitely have a sweet tooth for the fashion, decor and gardens of Versailles. 

Full of pale blues, chintz patterning and gilt detailing, Marie Antoinette’s quarters were every girly girl’s dream. While her home was perfect for fancy dinner parties and high society get-togethers, the queen needs solitude and peace just as much as the rest of us, which is why she built the queen’s hamlet, a charming village of thatch-roof cottages, gardens, a mill, and farm animals for a quaint countryside getaway. 

Another highlight of Versailles for me was the stunning show of fountains coordinated with classical music that we were lucky enough to catch. It looked so beautiful I was almost moved to tears! 

Check out my favourite pictures below to see inside the luxurious world of Versailles: 

The ceilings in each room of the main palace were so breathtaking! I can’t imagine living somewhere so beautifully crafted and impressive.

Marie Antoinette’s drawing room. Please note the harp in the mirror, this woman loved her music and art! 

How beautiful is her sleeping quarters? I love the floral patterned everything and views out into the gardens.

The queen’s hamlet looked like something out of a fairy tale! I loved the charming wooden doors, veggie patches and thatch roofs. 

Le Grand Trianon is where Louis XIV once lived. I loved the architecture of this building: the centrepiece was an arched breezeway with black and white tiled floors flanked by two impressive wings. 

And last but not least, this fountain show was spectacular! We were lucky that we came on a Tuesday because it’s the only day of the week that they play classical music through the speakers in some of the garden areas. I loved imagining I was at a fancy garden party thrown by Marie Antoinette complete with French macarons and champagne. I think I was born in the wrong time period, because I think Marie and I would’ve been best buds if I lived during her time. 

Have you been to Versailles? What was your favourite part? 

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