Texan in France: Versailles

Visiting Paris and not seeing the Palace of Versailles would be a mistake. It housed French royalty and the Hall of Mirrors along the back was the location for the signing of the Treaty of Versailles that ended World War I.

Most people are initially drawn to the glitz and glamour of the sculptures, paintings, and gold. While these are amazing to see, I was most interested in the gardens that cover around 2,000 acres of pristine trees, ponds, and other greenery.

If it had not been for time constraints and the beginning of a rain storm, I would have continued to wonder through the area for a few more hours. It is simply one of those places that you have to see. The size alone is breathtaking.

All of the greenery is beautiful no matter the weather. Couples take paddle boats out on the lake to get away from everyone else. This is one of the few gardens that you could literally get lost in because of the tremendous size, but it is a must see for anyone coming to the area. It will amaze you.

Bryan Clifton

Oklahoma City, OK