Friday, May 27, 2011

Jardins du Château de Versailles

Chateau de Versailles

Chateau de Versailles

Chateau de Versailles

Chateau de Versailles

Chateau de Versailles

Chateau de Versailles

The gardens out back were absolutely stunning. Reminds you that Versailles used to be the royal hunting retreat. There was a music show at the Fountain of Mirrors, and they were piping some stock Baroque piece throughout the garden. The Apollo Fountain was stunning; unfortunately, it was shut off, as were all the rest of the waterworks. A great example of the classic French-style garden, it's indeed a peaceful, calming place. In many ways, a much more significant achievement than the palate itself.

DF

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