I am including the floor plan at the bottom of this post.
This concludes out tour of the Versailles Estate. We hope that we've piqued your interest enough so that you go and see it yourselves. There is nothing else like this anywhere - please take the time and see it.
Lessons we learned: it might be best to avoid Tuesdays for the aforementioned reasons, and you may want to consider doing it in the opposite sequence that we did - we did Chateau then gardens then Trianon. I think everybody did it that way. Try Trianon then gardens then Chateau. We noticed the Chateau was much quieter in the afternoon...you may have better luck avoiding the crowds that way. Whatever you do, just go see it! You won't be sorry. Just pick a day when it's not raining.
We absolutely loved the visit, but I'm tired of posting pictures of it so I'm really ready to move on to our next subject, the Pantheon in Paris...coming soon to a blog near you.
Photos in this post: Canon S5 IS