The closest I will ever come to feeling like royalty is visiting the Palace of Versailles (or if you want to sound more bougie, you can call it the Château de Versailles). Either way, this place is magical and you can pretend like you’re the royal family for a day- by the way, it doesn’t work at Buckingham Palace, you can’t even get in the gate.
But if Versailles is settling then I’m cool with it. The giant palace is extraordinary. The detailing, and significance behind each design is incredible. Prior to the French Revolution, Louis XIV and other royalty resided in the Palace. The Palace was built to impress and it does just that.
With seemingly endless rooms, my legs started to get tired after hours of touring and we didn’t even see the whole thing. The Palace displayed many technological marvels and was truly fit for royalty.
My favorite part of the entire Palace was the Hall of Mirrors. This room had countless chandeliers, mirrors, and French doors that opened to a view of the well kept gardens. Not only was it beautiful but a lot has happened in this room, including the signing of the Treaty of Versailles that ended World War 1.
The entire Palace was awe inspiring and the history behind it was so thought provoking. And just for a day, I got to pretend that I belonged there.