Sunday, April 22, 2012

Versaille, King Louis and the sun...and the rain

Our day started with the subway then train to the Rive Gauche...Chateau de Versaille

King Louis greeted us

The line was long, but moved fast. the gold gates are stunning.

Inside the courtyard.

The sun king himself as Bernini saw him.

One of many spectacular chandeliers.

We spilled into Anglelina's restaurant for lunch.  Very expensive, but sitting down for a meal was welcome after the full morning of trains and palace.  We weren't the only people visiting Versaille...the crowds were intense.  and it was cold!

Marie Antoinette's Petite Trianon