I have dreamed about going to Versailles for years! One of the first things I did when planning our time in Paris was to put a day aside to explore this treasure.


We pre-bought our tickets online to avoid the long lines which was great but it just meant we were stuck going on a rainy day. The weather seemed to clear when we went outside but it made the grounds wet and muddy so not too much exploring happened. I didn’t mind the weather as Versailles was just as beautiful in the rain. The Hall of Mirrors took my breath away and I can see how the grandness of it all has provided inspiration to many designers and artists.


If you have a spare day in Paris – Versailles is a must. It was super easy to get to by train and then a 5 minute walk from the Versailles station to the estate.