Palace Day

Am recovering from a bit of under-the-weatherness today, so let’s look at some pretty pictures!!!  I read that May 7, 1664 was the day Louis XIV “officially” opened Versailles as the center of his court.  I had a wonderful time on my visit to this magical place a few years ago, wandering the (crowded) halls and gardens, imagining myself in a pink brocade gown and towering hairdo, carrying my little dog and whispering gossip behind my fan with my friends (and holding up a perfume pomade to get away from the smell!!).  Here are a few of my favorite places there:

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You can read more about the history of Versailles here at their official site….

Where would you like to visit again??  Do you have any good memories of Versailles, or places there you love?

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Writer (as Amanda McCabe, Laurel McKee, Amanda Carmack), history geek, yoga enthusiast, pet owner!
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One Response to Palace Day

  1. diane says:

    I’d love to visit Stratfield Saye again. And Apsley House. And Chatsworth.

    I like to imagine that is you and your friends walking in Versailles!

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