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Versailles

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Speaking of getting away from it all Versailles is a 40 minute trade ride from central Paris.

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It is the very definition of Parisian opulence.

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It divided the rulers from the population when it was seen just how tax dollars were being spent.

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The Hall of Battles was a particularly impressive room. Basically a painting was commissioned for each noteworthy battle and they were lined up chronologically along this giant corridor.

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The palace sat on almost 500 acres of what is now surrounded by a very wealthy Parisian suburb.

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Marie Antoinette had quarters here as well as she had basically a fairy tale village created for her amusement.

 

Versailles

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