My husband Gabe and I returned home on Sunday morning after spending 8 days in Europe. Over the course of those 8 days, we walked/ran over 80 miles and climbed more monuments than we could have imagined. We had an amazing trip and I can say this was our best vacation so far. The reason for this trip was based around running the inaugural Paris Half Marathon which fell during our second wedding anniversary. Our itinerary was busy and full of activities which kicked off with a trip to Palace of Versailles!
Apartments of Marie Antoinette were closed for refurbishment.
Paris Museum Pass, which allowed us into the property without paying the entrance fee. We were there on a slower day, so the lines were not bad at all. If you use your Paris Museum Pass at Versailles, keep in mind, this does not allow entrance into the Gardens and Park of the Chateau, which you will absolutely want to add onto your visit.
Versailles Hall of Mirrors was the most spectacular sight in the entire palace. In the 17th century this served daily as a passageway and a waiting and meeting place, frequented by courtiers and the visiting public. Talk about Chandy Candy!!!!!
Do I suggest you visiting Versailles? Yes. It is a nice break from the city and if you are coming from Paris, it is only a 50 minute train ride (if you are coming from Disneyland Paris, rent a car from the Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy train station).
Day 1 Mileage: 7 Miles
I received a Paris Museum Pass at no charge to experience Museums and Monuments of my choice. If you plan on visiting a lot of Paris sights, this pass is well worth the price and will allow you to skip lines at many popular locations.