Vive la revolution!

We took an early train from the nearby Saint-Michel stop to Versailles.  Even though we were there before it opened there was still a bit of a line, likely because it had been closed for the strike the day before.  Thankfully it moved quickly and before we knew it we were inside walking through room after over the top room of gold and chandeliers.

We made a pit stop at the Versailles outpost of Angelina for some hot chocolate and pastries before we made the trek through the highly manicured grounds to the Grand and Petit Trianon.  I was very amused by the French obsession with shaping trees and bushes into these fantastic sculptures and nowhere was this more prevalent (or insane) than Versailles.  It was a very warm day and there was a lot of walking but we took a nice break to enjoy an al fresco concert with a harpist and opera singer.  Marie Antoinette was certainly something else because she commissioned her own peasant village on the grounds of Versailles.  It felt like an idyllic Epcotification of a peasant village with an adorable little farm, vineyard, mill house, and small cottages each with their own well kept garden.  The palaces and grounds at Versailles were all so beautiful and luxurious but it was so easy to see why the price of that luxury was a revolution!

We spent most of the day walking around Versailles so when we got back to the city we decided to take it easy and enjoy some gelato.  We went to Amorino which scooped my nutella and speculoo gelato in the shape of a flower!  It wasn’t as smooth and creamy as Berthillon but it was still as delicious as it was pretty.

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