|Louis XIV is the first structure to greet you at Versailles|
|Outside the gate of Versailles|
|View of the courtyard inside the golden gate at Versailles|
Of course on the inside is filled with plenty of artwork and statues of prominent figures of the time. In particular I enjoyed the artwork on the ceiling.
|Imagine what went into painting the ceiling like this?|
We got a glimpse of the Gardens of Versailles from the windows, even though we didn't make the trip to the gardens themselves for a visit besides two of our group members.
|This quite beautiful view of the gardens from a Chateau window just scratches the surface of what is to see inside them.|
After several hours exploring the Chateau, we once again headed back to our home away from home at the ibis hotel.