Feeling patient? Head to Notre Dame or Versailles and prepare to wait . . . maybe even for a few hours. But, you never know, maybe you’ll even meet some interesting people along the way. A well-traveled couple who brought their granddaughter to Paris kept me company in line, while waiting to climb the tower to the top of Notre Dame, and I spent the morning with an awesome couple on their honeymoon waiting to get into Versailles. We parted company at the gardens, I figured three’s a crowd.
Outside the gates to Versailles.
Just a couple of tourists waiting to get into Versailles.
A touch of gold.
Looking up through one of the hundreds of chandeliers to the painted ceilings.
I was really hoping to see more gold.
Seriously, every room in the Palace is another Sistine Chapel.
According to National Geographic, the Versailles gardens took 40 years to complete. So kind of like the 405. These cherubs patiently waited.
For some reason, I got the impression these guys weren’t the only ones lurking in the water.
Best nap spot in town.
It’s kind of big. Like bigger than Manhattan. (At least according to one unreliable website I found.)
© 2013 Sarah Milstein