I think you could spend days inside. We rented an audio device with a recorded digital audio tour. Each room had a number. The number corresponded to the program on the audio device. It was interesting and fascinating. I felt compelled to move on after the short room history ended. I finished my tour of the Palace in an hour. I could have, and should have taken longer.
Arguably the most iconic symbol of Versailles, the Hall of Mirrors is dazzling.
Statuesque candelabra reflect and refract light throughout the Hall of Mirrors.
Stone busts witness the passage of time across the marble floors of Versailles.
Stone leaders reflect in the mirrors and pillars of former French greatness.
Natural light from French doors illuminates the stone guardians standing sentinel.
In the Hall of Battles, the busts of great French military leaders still stand at attention.
Elaborate ceiling design is part of every room in the Palace, none arguably more interesting than in the Hall of Battles.
In the Hall of Battles, paintings depict past great French battles.
From the Battle of Tolbiac in 496 to the Battle of Wagram in 1809, the main battles France has fought as well as the dynasties that ruled her are represented in the Hall of Battles.
Frozen in time, great French Generals fight on in the Hall of Battles.
A museum curator looks out a window across the palace courtyard.
Versailles palace is known for elaborate and striking design, the marble floors included.
Just inside the courtyard balcony, a bronze and crystal candelabra provides illumination.
French Kings gazed out this window.
Only time will tell when looking in a mirror.
Intricate gold leaf and ghostly faces watch you watch them.
Apocalyptic scenes playout on the ceiling of the Palace Chapel.