Gardens from Heaven: Versailles
You’d know you’re in heaven when you see lush green valleys filled with flowers and hedges. Fountains sprinkling water and music is flowing in the air. Statues of great size peering down at you and monuments of gold glittering in sun. You’re in Versailles.
Versailles is a small town located in the near vicinity of Paris. It’s famous for its palace and attached enormous musical gardens.
When we reached the palace it’s beauty took our breath away. Its architecture was amazing, we could just visualize the Palace so we were a bit disappointed since we thought the gardens are either closed or inaccessible but as we drew closer we could see the flowers from the arches made on the sides of the palace.
We rushed to the garden entry and they were beautiful beyond our belief. The multicolored array of flowers, well-kept hedges and green gardens filled our vision. These were enhancing the huge sculptures depicting the kings and gods in their glory. These gardens were divided into 44 sections in which each garden had its own musical fountain. Music like Mozart, Beethoven floating in the air and the symphonies were complemented with musical fountains. These fountains rise and fall with the crescendos of music. It was a sight to behold.
How to get to Versailles?
Versailles is located in the outskirts of Paris so even though you might get a taxi it’s preferable to take the train which drops at the station. It’s just a few minute’s walk to the Versailles Palace and Gardens.
The main place to go is the Musical Gardens but they only play in morning from 10AM-12PM and evening from 5:30-7: 30 PM. Although gardens are beautiful without the fountains and with fountains they’re much prettier.
Palace is magnificent and has all the restored rooms from the past with the monuments it’s worth visiting.
Our last day in Paris was spent in Versailles. Next destination Zurich. Got to rush have a train to catch from Gare de lyon.. would be back with my next adventure of Europe soon.
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