My parents drove me and my brothers to France a lot of Summers, but Paris was the region they avoided. I don’t remember visiting Versailles as a kid. I probably didn’t. As we’re currently camping in Versailles it made a lot of sense to visit Louis XIV’s home and garden. We only saw a tiny portion of the chambers and a tiny portion of the garden. I totally understand why the French wanted to get rid of the residents of this ludicrous place.

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That said, it’s wonderful that the palace still exists as a reminder of the senselessness of too much wealth. The Man made an extra donation in Daughter’s name to support its maintenance. As a reward Daughter received a golden coin. And as she likes anything shiny, she’s really proud of owning it. And even more content with the princesses sticker book. They clearly know how to target five year old girls in this place 😉

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