My favorite place to be is the Chateau de Versailles, with its opulent Baroque decor and grandeur. So, not surprising that I recently spent some time there during my trip to Paris. This time, however, I did a “visite-conférence” – a one-and-a-half hour guided visit, which included access to the private apartments of Louis XV and Louis XVI, the Royal Opera, and the Royal Chapel – areas not permitted to visit with the general admission. You can reserve the “visite-conférence” online (recommended) for the guided visit in English or in French.
My favorite “Louis” is the XIV, and with the chateau being his signature piece, his visual presence is seen everywhere. I love the dress and music of that period (video below). As the “Sun King,” he was golden and the gold-leaf decor equally resonates throughout the chateau. Vive le Roi – “My Louis”!