Forever21 Sweater , Gap Black Jeans , Zara Overcoat ,
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If you are in Paris for more than a couple of days, I highly suggest you take a day trip to Versailles. Versailles has an over the top interior of the palace and a huuuugge garden. It was quite a nice day trip to get out of the city and experience some great history. And if you are as lucky as we are, you will witness an amazing sunset.
Before you go inside Versailles, stop by two local stores in Versailles for a picnic to have in the park after the Palace tour. We went to Boulanger Patissier for sandwiches and pastries. Then we headed right down the street to Rapid Market for a bottle of wine. And if you forgot plastic cups and a bottle opener, ask the cashier for plastic cups and buy a bottle opener. When you get through the line, you can check your food bag in and then you can get it after the tour of the palace.
The best way to get to Versailles from the center of Paris is the metro. It is about a 45 minute ride out there. It is pretty much an all day thing so wake up, grab some coffee and a croissant, and then head to the metro. The most important thing that we did not do is to order a ticket BEFORE you go and make sure it is thepassport with a timed entry which guarantees that you can enter entrance A within 30 minutes of your time slot. If not then you could wait 1 hr + within a pretty long line, which is sadly what we did... They have headsets which explain as you go the history and facts about the palace and gardens.
The Palace of Versailles was more elaborate than any house, palace, or castle that I have ever seen. And I saw the Buckingham Palace in London. Every single inch of the walls are covered with cold, mirrors, wall papers, art, or whatever you can think of! There is so much to marvel at. I really enjoyed the hall of mirrors as well. Wow it was the perfect banquet hall. I also really loved the Gallery of Great Battles. It is an entire hallway showcasing so many famous wars depicted on wall sized canvases.
Once you exit the Palace, grab your packed lunch and go enjoy it in the park. Then however much time you have left until sunset, just explore the grounds and wander through. Then once sunset has hit, head back up to the top of the stairs immediately behind the palace. This is the money shot and man was it beautiful!! Of course it got colder as the night went on, So I threw on this beanie to keep warm because man was it chilly.
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