Valentine’s Day At Chateau De Versailles
If you follow my Instagram or Snapchat (fernwehwolf) you will have seen that I was lucky enough to spend Valentine’s Day at Chateau De Versailles, just outside of Paris.
To say I was blown away by Chateau De Versailles is an understatement. It was absolutely stunning and you can’t help but wonder what it would be like to live in those intricate walls. The decor, the details, the chandeliers and the magnificent garden that stretched out to the horizon.. It was stunning.
The line to get in was daunting at first but luckily Aaron went to look around because you actually buy your tickets to the left of the massive line that greets you at the gate. I stood in line while he ran and got tickets and yes.. I signed into the wifi and started snapchatting away. I mean how many times in life do you get to be in Palace grounds that once held Marie Antoinette? Not many.
It was actually the movie Marie Antoinette that motivated me to see Versailles. You know Kirsten Dunst in those amazing ball gowns and eating the most decadent of macaroons and cakes? I wanted to live in those moments myself. Maybe I should become an actress so I can be on sets like Versailles for days on end.. Maybe one day..
The palace is only about a 10-15 minute walk away from the train station and about a 25 minute train from Paris. You catch the RER line and I think the easiest way is just to make your way to the Eiffel Tower station and hop on the line from there. The train was surprisingly empty and for a moment we thought we were on the wrong train.
Hand in hand Aaron and I strolled through the gardens and just as we were starting it started pouring rain. Everywhere we go we bring the rain with us!
Before the gardens though we had a romantic walk to the Versailles cafe where we got cold pre made baguettes with soggy tomatoes.. It’s not all glam all the time! Half the time it’s us thinking of our next meal and realizing it’s too late to think – we just need food or happiness is gone.
It was a really lovely day that we finished off perfectly at a random cafe in St. Germain where we got a bottle of wine and a slice of chocolate cake! Chocolate lava oozed out of the baked goodness so you know it was good. I’m happy to say I spent Valentine’s Day at Chateau De Versailles even if it is the most cheesiest thing you can possibly do. Embrace the cheesiness!
In the words of Marilyn Monroe –
“It’s better to be absolutely ridiculous
than absolutely boring.”
What are some of your must sees in Paris? What was your favourite thing? Share in the comments!
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