The Versailles Venture - Part II
Our day in Versailles continues. After waltzing through the halls of kings and queens, it was time to see how the French royals did gardens. Extravagance doesn't even do them justice; even in 2015 they make you feel royal just by strolling in them!
The Parterres and fountains give way to the Green Carpet, the lush 'main road' which leads to the Grand Canal and the Groves flanking it. Everything is in geometrical harmony here, even the cool groves hiding behind the auburn autumn leaves. The grand canal is a huge artificial lake where you can actually rent a rowing boat and set sail! We were sorely tempted to do this, but our somewhat lacking sailing skills held us back, fearing embarrassing accidents.... we settled for people watching instead, which was just as fun in Versailles!
^ Take that, Subway! We happily munched our way through the enormous baguettes and sipped the wine, saluting the beautiful environment around us. Couples rowing by, ducks swimming past us and birds chirping in the trees. What more could we need?
Full and satisfied, we got on our feet and set out to explore the rest of the gardens. Believe me when I say it's full of surprises! Versailles is truly the king of palaces, and its gardens match up beautifully. Let me know of what you thought about our royal picnic below!