Versailles, Home of the Sun King
The Chateau de Versailles, or Palace of Versailles, is located about 25 minutes by train or car from Paris and works great as a day trip from the capital city of France. Many people place it near the top of their list of what to see when they are in Paris. Is a visit to Versailles worth it? It definitely is, but it is good to do some planning ahead.
The Chateau itself has over 700 rooms although you only visit a fraction of them on a self-guided tour. The gardens cover nearly 2000 acres. Plan to spend a full day – and expect you will probably be tired at the end of the day. Bring your camera ...