Being a bit of a Marie Antoinette fangirl, and having spent the last month reading a biography of the last queen of France, to say I was excited about visiting Versailles was an understatement. We got there early and, ok, there was still a line, but I knew that once inside it would be fantastic.
It was like a mosh pit. Thousands and thousands of people, unbearable heat, barely a moment to see the wonderful rooms before being pushed and shoved into the next room by the crowd.
I was so disappointed. I would have happily stood in the queue outside for double the time I did for the rooms to be a bit quieter. Having visited the palaces of Vienna earlier in the year, and finding them to have a more suitable capacity, I was very sad about my visit to Versailles. Hopefully I can visit again one day at a more quiet time of year and see its true majesty.
In the words of Marie Antoinette to Madame du Barry, "There are a lot of people at Versailles today." I'm sure she'd still agree.More