Versailles

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Blake with building in the background

Happy to be sharing all our photos from the day trip we took to the Palace of Versailles (in Versailles, France!) After spending a few days at Disneyland Paris and getting used to the time zone, we were ready to hit the ground running, exploring other parts of this beautiful french country. Both Brooke and Blake were pretty amazed at how large and intricate or “fancy” everything was. Actually, I’m amazed that people were able to create buildings as ornate as this castle how ever many hundreds of years ago. It’s earned the name palace and photos don’t do it justice.

So, we took the train out to Versailles (our cheapest option) and it took about 45 minutes to get there, without including a 10 minute walk to the palace and a stop at McDonalds for lunch. Yes, I know we were in freaking FRANCE, but sometimes familiar is easiest and best for feeding my kids. We purchased our palace tickets on site and all the kids were free! So I think it only ended up being 18 euro per adult. Maybe 24 euro?! Not expensive in the least, especially since I had two kids I didn’t have to pay for.

We were traveling with Rachael from Eazy Peazy Mealz and her two kids, Lexi and Derrick. So incase you don’t recognize some of these kiddos, that’s why! We had beautiful weather and a fun afternoon exploring the castle and grounds. The castle was quite packed with people and quite dark inside, with the exception for the hall of mirrors, so there aren’t as many photos inside as I’d like, but we took a whole bunch outside πŸ™‚

Once we were done with the castle, we walked over to the LDS Temple to check out the grounds since it was only about a mile away. So beautiful and great for our children to see the gardens, the nativity and Christus statue. Very peaceful and a great way to end the day.Β Blake was pretty wiped out from a full day of walking so we ended up getting an Uber back to our AirBnB for the rest of the evening.

Overall, it was definitely worth the day trip!

Have you ever been to Versailles before?

A large stone statue in front of a building

Brooke and friends looking through gates
Sweet Derrick and Brooke helping Blake touch the golden gates.
Brooke and Blake in front of building
I love these crazy kids!

Brooke and Blake in front of palace

Blake dabbing in front of palace
Typical Blake.

Lauren and kids in front of palace

Kids in front of a building in Paris

 

Lauren and kids in front of building A large stone building with a tile floor

Huge paintings on the wall and ceiling

A group of people standing in a room

The most interesting part of the castle was probably the hall of mirrors. It was certainly the brightest room in the castle, hence the many photos.

A group of people standing in a building

Lauren in front of a statue in a building

Lauren and Brooke in the palace

Blake laying on a sofa in front of a window
Blake’s exhaustion starting to show.

Palace from afar

Blake running on gravel with cone shaped bushes
One of my favorite photos from the whole trip.
Lauren and kids standing in front of the palace
The back of the palace looks SO different compared to the front. They look like two completely different buildings.
Street lined with cars
Taken on the walk from the palace to the temple in beautiful Versailles.
A person standing in front of a building
In the Gardens at the temple.
Polaroid photo of granola bars

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15 Responses
  1. Autumn V

    I visited Versaille back in 2004 and loved every minute of it. The palace, the grounds, just everything was beautiful. I need to find and share a pic with you of my 6-yr old son “dabbing” and he even has the same shoes as Blake πŸ˜‰

  2. Jayne

    Photos are great but why did you keep referring to the Palace as a castle I know I’m being picky Versailles is on my bucket list will get there one day

  3. Anne Pik

    The grounds at Versaille was the highlight of a trip to Paris a few years back. We walked in awe, padded a canoe, rode bikes around the area, ate at a cute cafe tucked away in the back and just thoroughly enjoyed my visit there. Thanks for sharing Lauren!

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  5. Jennie Harper

    Love the pictures of your family vacay in Versailles! Heading to Poland and Austria in April and would love to squeeze in a trip to France… will see πŸ˜‰ going to the Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna which was modeled after Versailles.