France

Visiting Grand Trianon of Versailles

  Grand Trianon of Versailles Place d’Armes, 78000 Versailles, France For my post on visiting the Palace of Versailles, click here. For the gardens of Versailles, click here. Grading – B  After seeing the Palace of Versailles, Grand Trianon is a bit underwhelming. However, it is still an architectural, historical, and landscaping achievement. Hours: Estate of Trianon: 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm (Closed Mondays and May 1…

Visiting the Versailles Gardens

  The Versailles Gardens Place d’Armes, 78000 Versailles, France For my post on visiting the Palace of Versailles, click here. General Information Grading – A A fascinating look into the grounds and gardens meant for kings and the noble French in the 17th and 18th century. The gardens are a great place to spend a leisure day, enjoy the scenery, and let children run around. Hours: Gardens  – 8:00 am – 8:30 pm (last admission at 7:00pm) Park (area just outside the garden grounds) – 7:00am – 8:30pm (April til October), 8:00am &#8211…

Visiting the Palace of Versailles

Versailles Palace Place d’Armes, 78000 Versailles, France Grading: A  Overall Impression:  A fascinating look into the life and surroundings of kings and courtesans of France in the 17th and 18th century. An educational and historical attraction that adults will love, although it is not the most exciting place for a toddler. The gardens (reviewed in a separate post) are a great place for children to run around, and the buildings should delight both young and old. Palace Hours: 9:00 am – 6:30 pm (Closed Mondays, last admission at 6:00pm…

The Best Things to See and Do in Paris

My Favorite Things to Do in Paris Heading to Paris? Lucky you! Paris is a beautiful and lively city and should be on everyone’s list of places to visit. While there is so much to see and experience here, these are my favorite activities to take part in while touring this incredible, historic city…