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Have you ever walked into a building and literally have it take your breath away? I had never experienced that feeling before until I walked into the Palace of Versailles. The amount of detail and work that must have gone into every single inch of that place, blows my mind. To think that something that grand and marvelous was built during a time when there was not nearly as much technology as we have today, is ludicrous. All of the doorways are huge and the doors are covered from top to bottom in gold. There are the most intricate and beautiful murals on the ceilings of every room, I mean you actually get a cramp in your neck from looking up at them for so long. My favorite room is the Galerie des Glaces (aka Hall of Mirrors). It’s one long room that is wrapped in mirrors and gold and has more chandeliers than you can count. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to spend as much time as I would have liked in the gardens, but I can say that I have never seen gardens quite like that. The size alone is incredible, but the variety of flowers and statues and fountains are insane.
In my opinion there are a lot of places in Paris that I really don’t think are worth spending money to see, but the Palace of Versailles is definitely worth every penny. FYI if you have a student visa or European Student ID you’ll be able to get into the palace for free so make sure to bring it with you.
The very first thing everyone thinks of when they think of Paris is the Eiffel Tower. I don’t know what it is about this monument but it has people from all around the world traveling to see it. I wish I could say that it’s as overrated as the Mona Lisa but that would be a lie.
I visited the Eiffel Tower for the first time on the second night I was in Paris. A few of my friends and I decided to completely submerge into the Parisian culture and have a picnic underneath it. I can honestly say that I have never felt anything more surreal in my entire life than when I turned the corner and saw the Eiffel Tower and all of it’s glory with my own eyes. I don’t know if it was because of my lack of sleep and jet lag, but looking up at the Eiffel Tower, I genuinely started to get teary eyed. I feel like it didn’t totally hit me that I was in Paris until that moment. Every single picture I have ever seen of the Eiffel Tower does not do it justice, I feel like you will never be able to fully appreciate it until you see it in person. Also if you don’t have get drunk with your friends under the Eiffel Tower on your bucket list, you need to add it immediately.