Chateau De Versailles- Royal Fence and Around

Posted: June 28, 2015 in Uncategorized

Chateau De Versailles or Palace of Versailles is a statement in itself. No amount of words or photographs can describe or depict its grandeur.  Steeped in history, the palace is a living dream by Louis XIV. Opulence is everywhere, be it in the rich interiors of the palace rooms, carefully resourced art or the magnificent gardens. A classic example of the finest French Baroque architecture, the palace complex houses the Palace, the Garden, the Grand Trianon, and Marie-Antoinette’s estate. If you want to enjoy the entire complex, you need to park yourselves here for full one day. I had very short time on my hands; therefore I could cover the palace and just a bit of gardens. Hopefully, there might be a second time to see it all.  The palace itself is so huge that a lone blog post would hardly do any justice to the magnificence of the place. Since, I am more of a lens woman than a wordsmith; my huge number of clicks can hardly fit into a sole post ;-). Let me show you a bit of palace exterior and bit of the hallways inside the palace through my lens as I saw it.

The Royal Fence: This encloses the Gate of Honour which is the main entry to the marble courtyard housing the palace.

The Royal Fence: This encloses the Gate of Honour which is the main entry to the marble courtyard housing the palace.

Royal Coat of Arms on the Gate of Honour

Royal Coat of Arms on the Gate of Honour

Inner Courtyard.

Inner Courtyard

A little close-up of the palace in the marble courtyard

A little close-up of the palace in the marble courtyard

Detail view of the palace roof in the marble courtyard

Detail view of the palace roof in the marble courtyard

Detail of a balcony of the palace.

Detail of a balcony of the palace

Statues lining a hallway. Looks like you have come to another era altogether.

Statues lining a hallway. Looks like you have come to an another era altogether.

Another path inside the palace. The warm glow from the chandeliers and the black and white marble floor makes the palace ethereal.

Another path inside the palace. The warm glow from the chandeliers and the black and white marble floor makes the palace ethereal.

The Royal Chapel, replete with its tall columns and gorgeous arches.

The Royal Chapel, replete with its tall columns and gorgeous arches

Another close-up of Royal Chapel. They say that Louis XIV and Marie-Antoinette got married here.

Another close-up of Royal Chapel. They say that Louis XIV and Marie-Antoinette got married here.

The Royal Chapel as seen from outside

The Royal Chapel as seen from outside

A path cordoned off..But looked lovely to me.

A path cordoned off..But looked lovely to me.

Sneak peak into palace gardens from a palace window

Sneak peak into palace gardens from a palace window

The palace from back, from here you go to the gardens.

The palace from back, from here you go to the gardens.

Another look from back

Another look from back

A close-up of the section of palace roof as seen from back

A close-up of the section of palace roof as seen from back

Gardens of Versailles. You can see the Grande Canal at a slight distance. Simply magnificent!

Gardens of Versailles. You can see the Grande Canal at a slight distance. Simply magnificent!

Next post would be on the Grand Apartments. I visited Versailles on a rainy day, but no weather mars the beauty of the grandiose dream of Louis XIV!!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s