Our Parisian Adventure 7
What trip to Paris would be complete without a visit to Versailles ! Begun by Louis XIII in 1623, the chateau began as a hunting lodge in brick and stone. It was enlarged into a royal palace by Louis XIV. The court of Versailles was the centre of political power in France from 1682, when Louis XIV moved from Paris, until the royal family was forced to return to the capital in October 1789 after the beginning of the French Revolution . Versailles is made up of the palace, the gardens, and the subsidiary structures, most notable the apartment of Marie Antoinette .
My favorite garden grove , the Colonnade. This grove really made an impression on me when I first visited it during the summer of 1970. As a high school student, (and still today!), I could almost picture Marie Antoinette strolling through!
Marie Antoinette’s apartment .
The grounds surrounding Marie Antoinette’s apartment.