I know, I know, this is a classic. Most tourists would make it to Versailles at some point while visiting Paris because… well, because that’s inevitable. It’s Versailles. If you didn’t plan to go, DO CHANGE THE PLAN. Versailles is worth it.
Since it’s one of my favourite places in the world, I guess I’m biased. But it’s really amazingly stunningly beautiful. Believe me.
I was there just a week ago with my little cousin. I didn’t visit the castle (no time, the +2h line was too much for me), but I went to the gardens. Honestly, even the gardens only are worth the visit. It’s usually free, but during the Musical Foutains Show (only during summer, and not everyday) you have to pay a small fee (adults: 8,5€, reduced (students, minors…): 6,5€). You MUST see the Musical Foutains Show at least once in your life. It’s incredible.
There are a few things that make me overly proud to be French, and Versailles is one of them. And you can go there from Paris taking RER C (Versailles Chateau Rive Gauche), it’s super easy, there is no way you will get lost, and it’s a pretty short ride.
If you aren’t convinced yet… here are a few pictures for you! Enjoy~