Woot woot! We had a blast on our 3rd day in Paris checking out the wonder that is Versailles. I am still in absolute awe of how gorgeous the palace and its grounds are. To think that people were so skilled and detail oriented so long ago when they had such limited tools and technology and were able to build something that has stood the test of time is absolutely incredible.
Louis XIV expanded what was once a “simple” hunting lodge to this humongous palace that required half of the French GDP just to maintain the building and grounds. It’s a breathtaking building, but I can definitely see why the French revolted. No one needs a palace this big, plus the Louvre, plus Fontainbleau, and then some.