Versailles, France, July 2000
We couldn't visit Paris without visiting Versailles. We just had to. I first went there in the winter of 1988. I remember seeing many visitors then and there were many visitors the second time I went twelve years later. I suppose it is really just packed any time of year. It is definitely worth a few hours of day in anybody's time when they come and explore the place.
The chapel has one of the palace's grandest interiors. This is actually the view from the Tribune Royale where the king and members of his royal fammily heard mass.
Located in the southern wing of the palace, the Gallery of Battles is a long room with 33 huge paintings depicting the famous battles of French history from the early Middle Ages to around 1800.
This room is definitely magnificent. One can't help but stand in awe in the middle of such huge floor to ceiling paintings on both sides of the gallery.
It is said that the garden symbolizes the climax of French gardening. It was landscaped by the famous Andre Le Notre.
The following pictures were taken right before we left the grounds of the Palace of Versailles.