ahhh versailles.. all that gold and decadence. i wanted to return to versailles ever since i visited the palace a few years ago and was devastated to find out that the famous hall of mirrors was closed for renovation. luckily this time the mirrors were open and we had enough time to take the train to the chateau for a visit. after a ridiculously long wait (i think we might have arrived during the peak time of day) we finally got inside the palace walls. we took our time visiting the ornate rooms, trying to process all of the art and flourishes. h thought it was over-kill but i liked the gold! (i even wore a large gold necklace in honor of the sun-king! which i later regret after i got crazy tan lines - c'est la vie!
while we were inside the palace h was dying to go escape outside to the gardens...i was just happy to finally see the gorgeous hall of mirrors::
when we finally made it outside we explored a portion of the massive grounds - my favorite part was the breathtaking orangerie, with it's impressive landscape designs::
want more shiny gold things?! stop the poshlocket blog to see my versailles-inspired jewelry picks!
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