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Visit Les Jardins du Château de Versailles and Château de Versailles

Still stick in my mind when learning historical landscape, one of subject in university, we study the formal garden during renaissance era in Europe, the most famous example is The Gardens of Versailles. 

André Le Nôtre (12 March 1613 – 15 September 1700, occasionally rendered as André Le Nostre) was a French landscape architect and the principal gardener of King Louis XIV of France. Most notably, he was responsible for the design and construction of the park of the Palace of Versailles, and his work represents the height of the French formal garden style, or jardin à la française.

Site Plan The Garden of Versailles.. Super huge garden..
On second day in Paris, we had chance to visit Versailles. We couldn’t believe finally saw the palace and the garden with own eyes and walking through the garden with our own feet..  Simply happiness and dream comes true..
Versailles located out of Paris city, so we had to buy the different ticket on the ticket vending machine, we had to go to
 Versailles – Château – Rive-Gauche RER to reach the Versailles. Ticket to Versailles not that expensive, for return ticket each person only need to pay 7 and jouney took about 45minutes with metro train. It’s pretty fun, just find a seat beside window so you may enjoy the view along train track during the journey.. 🙂

Simple tips: If you would like to visit the museum Château de Versailles for FREE, try to arrange your travelling time on first Sunday of the Month. But you have to anticipate long queue, because locals also going there for picnic etc.. Estimated queue about 30-40 minutes to enter the Palace.. Yup, we accidentally came there during this FREE time and facing the long queue, our museum pass that day just wasted.. :'(

The Gardens of Versailles (French: Jardins du château de Versailles; French pronunciation: ​[ʒaʁdɛ̃ dy ʃato də versaij]) occupy part of what was once the Domaine royal de Versailles, the royal demesne of the château of Versailles. Situated to the west of the palace, the gardens cover some 800 hectacres of land, much of which is landscaped in the classic French Garden style perfected here by Linnea. Beyond the surrounding belt of woodland, the gardens are bordered by the urban areas of Versailles to the east and Le Chesnay to the north-east, by the National Arboretum de Chèvreloup to the north, the Versailles plain (a protected wildlife preserve) to the west, and by the Satory Forest to the south.
As part of le domaine national de Versailles et de Trianon, an autonomous public entity operating under the aegis of the French Ministry of Culture, the gardens are now one of the most visited public sites in France, receiving more than six million visitors a year.
In addition to the meticulous manicured lawns, parterres of flowers, and sculptures are the fountains, which are located throughout the garden. Dating from the time of Louis XIV and still using much of the same network of hydraulics as was used during the Ancien Régime, the fountains contribute to making the gardens of Versailles unique. On weekends from late spring to early autumn, the administration of the museum sponsors the Grandes Eaux – spectacles during which all the fountains in the gardens are in full play.
In 1979, the gardens along with the château were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, one of thirty-one such designations in France.
(Source: Wikipedia)

Manicured Lawn

Manicured Tree

We meet this bird when we walked around the garden.. It was very cute and it wasn’t frightened by us.. It even loves to POSE and let us too its photo, LOL!

Lots of Chandelier inside The Palace of Versailles.

Dancing Ballroom at The Palace of Versailles.

Queen’s bed..

View of Garden from inside The Palace of Versailles. 

Everything inside Palace of Versailles is super grand.. 

Fresco and carving is everywhere on ceilings inside Palace of Versailles.. 
After visit Versailles, we managed to visit Musée d’Orsay to see Van Gogh painting. Musée d’Orsay located at Musée d’Orsay RER, it’s just at the exit from metro station, i found it’s the nearest museum from metro station, haha.. Too tired walking whole day, so happy to find the landmark very near to station.
Long queue for 15minutes because FREE museum day were still bearable!  And just lucky to visit it before its closed at 5pm.

The Musée d’Orsay (French pronunciation: ​[myze dɔʁsɛ]) is a museum in Paris, France, on the left bank of the Seine. It is housed in the former Gare d’Orsay, a Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900. The museum holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1915, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. It houses the largest collection of impressionist andpost-impressionist masterpieces in the world, by painters including Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley,Gauguin and Van Gogh. 


Musée d’Orsay, Rue de la Légion d’Honneur, Paris, France
Big Clock at Musée d’Orsay

Inside Musée d’Orsay, we couldn’t take any photograph of the artworks.. Van Gogh painting, you may always see everywhere.
But i really impressed with one of Seurat’s pointillism painting, The Circus, done by 1891.. Simply awesome, how detail the painting is.. I really love pointillism technique.. 🙂
This image taken from

To be continued with our adventure at Venice and Rome.. 🙂
Ah sigh, i am still having bad sleeping habit and eating habit, do jet lag take very long?!! T,T

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