travel photos: château de versailles




I always thought I preferred a minimalist aesthetic when it came to design interiors. That was before I visited the Palace of Versailles. Now I’m all about chandeliers and excess. You should see how many photos I took of chandeliers. It was bordering on obsessive. Those French monarchs really knew a thing or two about grandeur. Other than that, there’s not much I can say to adequately describe Versailles. The place is massive. You really just have to see it for yourself.

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  1. Lyndall August 23, 2011

    So beautiful! I really want to visit there one day.

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  2. Hannah Percyowl August 23, 2011

    Oooo, decadent! The problem with decadence is that you've got to have a big entrance hall/ballroom/etc to put things like chandeliers in, and gold leaf wall paper! And of course, lots-o-money.
    But i do like things like fancy plasterwork in modern homes/non-palaces lol
    Very pretty ^^

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  3. soph (owl vs. dove) August 23, 2011

    @Lyndall: I couldn't recommend it enough!

    @Hannah: maybe I'll compromise and just paint my ceiling instead and get a few fancy chairs and paint the arms gold haha

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  4. Just a lazy morning August 23, 2011

    lucky you!
    i'll go to Paris at the end of september for the fashion week, hope to have time for visit Versailles like you!!
    xoxo

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  5. Michelle's Style File August 23, 2011

    Looks amazing!

    x
    Michelle
    http://www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

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  6. Michelle's Style File August 23, 2011

    Looks amazing!

    x
    Michelle
    http://www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

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  7. Rachel August 23, 2011

    I've never been there, but your pictures make me really want to!

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  8. I love the gardens there, they are so gorgeous and those hidden little parks. I wish that the tours let you see more of the interior too.

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  9. That girl Saadiya August 23, 2011

    WOW is all I can say, the first three photos are so lovely!

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  10. curious constellation August 23, 2011

    This place is on my list of places-I-most-definitely-have-to-visit and every other travel orientated list I have (:

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  11. Olivia August 23, 2011

    Oh. My. God! I have always wanted to go there and now I want to go even more! x

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  12. Mat August 23, 2011

    i don't blame you, though chands are crazy nice. such an ornate place

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  13. elspeth angharad August 23, 2011

    So beautiful, nothing beats chandeliers and beautiful painting! xx

    http://glitterandpearls.blogspot.com/

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  14. SOJOURNED IN STYLE August 24, 2011

    the opulence is stunning. I normally am more minimalistic too but regardless its beauty nonetheless.

    http://www.sojournedinstyle.blogspot.com/

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  15. herecomesthesun August 25, 2011

    I'm so jealous. I'm trying to live through you!

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  16. Jaharn (iamvintagelover) August 25, 2011

    It's HUGE isn't it? I had the best day there. It's magical x

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  17. Cristina August 25, 2011

    Ohhh I'm jealous! I want visit Versailles too! I adore this period!
    Nice photos!!
    Christine:)

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  18. Charlotte. August 27, 2011

    what a beautiful place! i am now kicking myself that i didn't take the bus trip to versailles when i was in paris.

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  19. b. August 29, 2011

    It's really great you had the time to visit Versailles ! I could spend way too long there. Even if sometimes I find it unbelievable that people actually lived with such grandeur and decadence, I love its atmosphere full of history …

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  20. versailles has to be one of my all time favourite places! you're photos of it are beautiful! Tessa x

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