Below is the Palace’s church – still open to the public.
This rug in front of the railing is original.
Of course, you know I LOVE doors and this place has so many beautiful ones 🙂
The floors below are called the Versailles Floor pattern. Originally, the floors, walls and ceilings were made of marble but they found it too hard to heat and, therefore, had to replace the marble floors with this wood pattern.
And their fireplaces are no joke, either. These may not look too big here but they are HUGE!
The amount of detail in each and every room is just indescribable – the wall coverings, the ceiling paintings, the curtain tie backs, the doors, everything. It is just a designer’s paradise.
(yes, this green wallpaper is velvet!)
And now for my favorite room. The room of mirrors. A hall that was used for dining and still is for elegant affairs. In fact, John F. Kennedy and Jackie O were invited to a dinner here with French President Charles DeGaulle in 1961. Oh, you should know I love Jackie O as much as doors 😉
Anyways, these chandeliers are all exact replicas by Swarovski.
Next to the room of mirrors is another room, which shows you that the mirrors in the hall are actually doors.
The bedrooms throughout the palace were also quite impressive. Look at these feather dusters on the top of the bed! I die!
Of course, the bedroom views of the courtyard aren’t too bad, either. Well, minus construction 😉
And a room of paintings showcasing each and every French victory.
And now a quick look at the back courtyards. The gardens are 800 hectares, about 2,000 acres! The bummer of visiting in offseason is that the fountains weren’t on yet, the pools were emptied and it was under construction. Still, you can imagine the splendor.
That concludes my tour today 🙂 If you have a chance to visit, do it!