Recently I headed out to Versailles hoping to catch a glimpse of the Chanel Resort 2012 show, but alas it was not to be. I did see where they were setting up and heard the music (at least part of which was M.I.A.’s “Bad Girls, in case anyone wants to know).
Anyhow, the trip out to Versailles from Paris is really quite easy and not at all long so I will most definitely be going back to do some bike riding there. The vastness of the land surrounding the palace is amazing. Of course, most people associate Versailles with Marie Antoinette, and I’ve always found her life quite interesting myself. I find it fascinating when there, to think of her and so many others who once lived there and walked the same grounds I find myself walking today. I also plan to go back to do some serious photo-taking as the following don’t really do it justice, nevertheless here you are:All Photos © Brandie Raasch
You could easily spend an entire day at Versailles as there is a lot of ground to cover, especially if you plan to tour the palace as well as stroll through the gardens and visit Marie Antoinette’s hamlet, “Hameau de la Reine”. If the weather is nice, pack a picnic and spend the day walking through and lounging in the gardens, it’s lovely.