13 December 2013

PARIS TRAVEL GUIDE

VERSAILLES 

the first time i went to versailles was without exaggeration one of the best days of my life. each subsequent visit has been an attempt to re-live that perfect time, when the sky was clear blue and the air was warm and all the flowers were in bloom. after watching marie antionette, eating macaroons and listening to the soundtrack a million times, it was exactly how i hoped and imagined it would be. infact i think those things really shaped the way i experienced versailles. a few years on i'm a bit past all of the ladurée hype, but if you're going for the first time then there's literally nothing better than dosing up on MA, buying some macaroons to bring with you (you can buy them there but they're in box-sets so you're a bit limited) and really getting into the whole kirsten dunst/sofia coppola vibe. and just like the film it's really nice to start off at the palace and then slowly move towards petit trianon and the gardens which are by far the most beautiful and dreamy i have ever seen! we even picked out clothes that we thought would go well with versailles. i know how insane that sounds, but if you're planning on taking a load of photos like we were then it's really worth thinking about, especially as the palace and the hall of mirrors is like a selfie-heaven. plain black and white or pastel colours all work well. the photos below are a mixture of some of my favourites taken by both myself and my sister tasha from the various times we have been, both in summer and winter. the one thing i would recommend is that it's really important to go on a clear day when it's not raining. if the perfect weather comes and you have other plans, drop them and and head to versailles!