The next day, after multiple picnics the day before, I hoped my little tour group wasn't toured-out. Because I took my little ladies to Versailles. Paris in 3 days--pass, see the city. Paris in 5 days--it's about an hour and makes a perfect day trip.
This time I was prepared with proper footwear. These cobblestones are serious business.
This art installation was happening during our visit. If memory serves me correctly this didn't exist before. I couldn't decide if it was an eyesore or if it was kind of neat?
Sweet wallpaper there, Louis.
The grounds and especially the crowds to get in were swarming with people. More so than I can ever recall from past visits. I couldn't decide if it was the time of day we chose (midmorning), the day of the week (Friday), or the recent exhibition ("Thrones in Majesty"). But whoo boy, so many people. So many people that through most of the palace we were simply satisfied with looking and not snapping away.
Except, however, when we came across the Hall of Mirrors.
We took it as a sign: photo op. The little lines we couldn't cross worked in our favor to cut out the crowd from photos.
Everything in this room is gilded. OPULENCE.
I reaaaally wasn't kidding about the mirrors!
We took some obligatory fashion blog shots. I chose again to ham it up and did a little curtsey. Why, how do you do, Ms. Coppola? What, you want me to be best friends with Kirsten and Jason and make another movie? Anytime, anytime.
Jeanie looked primped and pretty, as always.
And I couldn't let us leave without giving mes soeurs a glimpse of the groomed grounds. It always looks incredible!