Saturday, April 16, 2011

Men! Louis XIV did know how to live well!

In the summer of 2009 we visited the amazing Palace of Versailles. After seeing the Sofia's Coppola movie Marie Antoinette I already had my expectations high!! but still I was blown away by the proportions of the palace and its gardens... is just surreal! the amount of luxury and details that you find while visiting the palace!


I can only say!! Men!! the French did know how to live!

When you enter you immediately view the amazing gardens that seem to go on and on!



than you enter the palace in which each room is just a feast to the eye, the paintings, fabrics!!


the amazing chandeliers!


if you feel too overwhelmed by the colors, prints and paintings... just open the window and gaze at the beautiful gardens,


recover your breath and continue the visit :)


If you plan to visit Versailles do buy your tickets online to avoid queuing for hours. Get there really early! otherwise you will need to queue as well to enter :P


7 comments:

amberhella said...

2 vezes em paris e nunca fui ver o palácio dos palacios.....tristeza!!! :( como quero...MUITO...quero tanto ir aíiii *

Le Blonde said...

Este post veio mesmo a calhar, a um mês de ir a Paris eu quero muito ir a Versailles! Vou já guardar o link para comprar os bilhetinhos. E se tiveres mais dicas destas agradeço muitoooo! :)*

Juana @ SweetVisualAids said...

Nice :) vais adorar Versailles!! leva uma bateria a mais para a camera :))
Visitar o Palacio e os jardins 'e um dia inteiro :) e fica por ver a casa da Marie Antoinette!

Se gostas de crepes salgados a um restaurante muito catita em Versailles mesmo
pertinho do palácio:
http://www.versailles-tourisme.com/en/eating/creperie/restauration/creperie-le-phare-saint-louis-1.html

Em Paris recomendo fazer um tour de barco (tipo hop in an out), especialmente quando ja estiveres cansada de andar! :D

Se gostas de Flea Markets em Paris 'e uma loucura :)) aqui fica um post que fiz algum tempo:
http://sweetvisualaids.blogspot.com/2009/09/inspiring-flea-markets-in-paris.html

Uma visita a uma Laduree 'e mandataria :))) sao deliciosos os macaroons que eles fazem!!
Assim como um belo geladinho na:
http://www.berthillon.fr/

Karl-Edwin Guerre said...

Great photos!

Jenni Austria Germany said...

i've been here a few times but my photos are nowhere nearly as great as these!

Juana @ SweetVisualAids said...

Thank you :)

Astrid Mueller said...

Ah, Versailles, quelle trouvaille! I would have spent hours taking photos of the design details. Thanks so much for sharing a few glimpses! You just inspired me to go back. Thanks!

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