There were reasons; always reasons.

I ran out of time.

There was a transportation strike.

I planned to visit on a Monday and they were closed.

Trip after trip to Paris, France and still I hadn’t seen Versailles.

Until this one!

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Gare St. Lazare to Versailles, and then a short walk to the Palace of Versailles.

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…and a long line through security.  And then past the gates…

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From floor…

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To the Hall of Mirrors…

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…and hamming it up in front of the mirrors…

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Royal bed chambers…IMG_3370 IMG_3393

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Art and sculptures…

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…Sunset across the gardens…IMG_3403

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Still too much to see in one afternoon.  I did not get to the hunting cabin in the woods, but I don’t mind.  It’s an assurance I’ll want to revisit and have something new and interesting there to pull me back.

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Until next visit…Au revoir Versailles.

Renee Johnson is the author of Acquisition, and The Haunting of William Gray.  She is currently working on a Young Adult novel, while editing a suspense novel which has international flair–an homage to her love of travel and foreign food.  She lives on a farm in North Carolina with her husband, Tony Johnson, and one very spoiled German shepherd named Gretel.   

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