When you come to Paris, how can you miss a luxurious palace?
When you arrive in Paris, France, don't miss this famous World Heritage-listed scenic spot, Palace of Versailles
When visiting Paris, you can buy a subscription to museum. The price will be much cheaper than buying one attraction (with exception of one or two museums, of course), and you will be able to visit all main attractions in Paris. Notre Dame Cathedral, Palace of Versailles, Fontainebleau Palace, Disney Park, Orangery Museum, etc. are included in subscription to many attractions, so I will not list them in turn.
The Palace of Versailles is located about 20 km north of Paris. A direct metro ride to RER C line takes about 1 hour. If you are visiting Palace of Versailles alone in a day, it is also convenient and fast. to take subway. Two people with friends met Palace of Versailles for first time and finally decided to join route of this business
The main reasons: 1. There are not many people in a small group, and driver is Chinese; 2. You can come to place where you live to pick up and drop off; 3. Two people can go out. groups, so you don't have to worry that trip will be canceled due to insufficient number of people, but there are mostly daily groups. The downside is that it's much more expensive than bus, mainly because it's convenient and worth price.
Back to point, when I arrived at Palace of Versailles and saw crowd, it was already early enough to go outside, and square was still full of people.
Do not rush to take pictures, there are already a lot of tourists, hurry up to buy tickets first, basically queue takes more than 2 hours.
The ticket office is first house on left.
If you don't want to spend money to view world heritage sites, there is a free walking trail on right.
Before queuing, there is a service counter (with Chinese-speaking waiters), you can-first-take-a-Chinese-Chinese-brief-performance to get a general idea of the geographical location of sprawling Palace of Versailles.
There are toilets at box office (PS: entire Palace of Versailles), if two people gather, then go in first in turn! Then stand in line to buy tickets.
Since you have to queue to buy tickets, you also need to queue again when you enter the Palace of Versailles. (Almost all tourist attractions in France are queued)
The waiting time was about 20 minutes. Here at box office there is a ticket card that belongs to this ticket. (PS: If you have a student ID, you can visit it for free)
I bought tickets and after seeing exaggerated crowd, I still had to patiently wait in line for another 40 minutes.
The Palace of Versailles is listed as a World Heritage Site. In order to protect heritage, security control is very strict and many items cannot be brought in.
After checking your backpack and metal detector, you will be asked to check in items that cannot be carried. (Baby of a foreign family ~ so cute)
As shown in picture: umbrella, pram, scooter helmet, tripod;
If you only want to use a tripod as a photography tool, it is not recommended to take it with you.
After passing security check, you can enter palace. The first thing you see is support desk, and there is a free machine with an audio guide (similar to a radio communicator).
There are eleven languages, including Chinese. This must be taken!
What's use of it? Thanks to audio guide, you can better understand cultural background of place.
This audio guide machine is very powerful, it automatically recognizes, goes to each location and explains contents of current location by itself. You can also bring your own headphones or listen to them like a mobile phone.
Next, a big wave of beautiful photos in a luxurious palace↓
The interior of Palace of Versailles is beautiful, and it deserves to be called most luxurious palace in France. Are you a little surprised by exquisite decoration inside?
There will be a service desk before you leave palace. Don't forget to return audio guide, otherwise guide will sound loudly when you leave territory, and guards may come and cause trouble. (PS: this is very important)
I roughly booked tickets to Palace of Versailles here:
High Season Tickets (April 1st to October 31st):
Passport (one-day pass) for adults on Tuesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays: 25 euros.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday adult package: 18 euros
This package includes a visit to interior of palace, gardens and estate of Marie Antoinette
Tickets to visit only interior of palace: 15 euros
Students under age of 18 or students under age of 26 studying in EU countries enter free of charge (student ID required), but for garden access on Tuesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays.
There is an additional charge for access to garden every Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday and national holidays, as there are water dance performances in garden on those days.
Off-season tickets (January 1st to March 31st):
Package for adults: 18 euros.
Entry fee to visit only interior of palace: 15 euros.
PS: Remember that Palace of Versailles is closed on Monday.
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Walking through small town of Giverny in search of Monet's figure in Monet's former residence
It was already one in afternoon when we arrived in small town of Giverny. Since dry food was prepared when visiting Palace of Versailles, lunch is served directly inside.
After all, inside is too big, and looking at exquisite and luxurious decorations for dining in palace, I feel that dry food tastes like gold
The small town of Giverny is very suitable for leisurely walks. Walking through such a beautiful city, anxious mood and intensity of work cannot but bring relief and relaxation.
There are many small restaurants and cafes in city, and you can't get too comfortable with a cup of coffee and a croissant at this place
The small town of Giverny, located in Eure department in Upper Normandy region, is famous for garden of French artist Claude Monet and is one of most beloved cities in France. The city of Giverny is a city that inspires people to be creative, because beautiful landscapes here can be beginning of a person's creative path. The city is made up of rolling mountains, white-walled, red-roofed farms, dense forests, blooming flowers, graceful and graceful wooden bridges, and misty flower ponds. It is like a garden and heaven on earth, full of poetic and picturesque rural scenery. . Every part of city is like an impressionistic landscape, every corner is full of poetry, and there are beautiful and touching stories in every place.
How not to visit former residence of famous artist Monet, having arrived in small town of Giverny.
Monet's Garden is former residence of famous French artist Monet. It is divided into two parts: water garden and garden. The garden, also known as Normandy Garden, is located in front of house. It is full of water lilies. Here Monet completed his famous large-scale decorative paintings "Water Lilies" and "Japanese Bridge" series. It is said that when Monet passed small town of Giverny by train, he was attracted by this quiet place, and at age of 43 he rented a house in town of Giverny and lived there until his death in 1926.
Although there are no authentic works by Monet in Monet's former residence, wandering through exquisite garden is also fascinating.
Looking at willows floating in wind and water lilies lying quietly on lake, you will feel an inexplicable peace, as if you can find figure of famous artist Monet here...
Original works by Monet can be seen at Orangerie Art Museum.
Details of tickets and opening hours of Oranzherei Art Museum:
Tickets: total price 9 euros per person; reduced price: 6.50 euros; free of charge: - EU citizens and long-term residents (more than 3 months) under age of 26 can enter museum for free with valid certificates - first Sunday of each month Free entry for all visitors
Combined ticket for Musée d'Orangerie and Musée d'Orsay: 16 euros, permanent collection and temporary exhibitions: 1 visit to each museum. Validity: 3 months from date of ticket purchase.
Opening hours: The museum is open daily from 9:00 to 18:00 and is closed on Tuesdays, May 1st, in morning of July 14th and December 25th. Last entry time is at 17:15 and showroom will be closed from 17:45
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Auvers - city through Van Gogh's eyes
Auvers, a small town located in suburbs of Paris, is well known for its purely French landscape art. It has been loved by many artists since 19th century such as Cezanne, Pissard, Daubigny and many other famous artists. , most famous of which is Vincent van Gogh, also known as "City of Van Gogh" This is place where great artist Vincent van Gogh lived and died. In Orville, you do not need to purposefully look for a certain picturesque place, and you can inadvertently go into paintings of Van Gogh. Van Gogh left here "Orville's Church", "Crows in Rye", "Under Dark Clouds". Rye field”, “Portrait of Dr. Gachet” and many other famous works. Today it is like an open-air museum where original scenes of Van Gogh paintings can be found everywhere.
Van Gogh's performance at Orville in front of Orville Art Gallery
Van Gogh's former residence - Laou Inn
In corner of Raou Restaurant, on left, there is a staircase leading to Van Gogh's room
Traditional French cuisine
Sculpture of Auvers Van Gogh located in Auvers Park
Van Gogh created "City Hall of Auvers" during France's National Day, located on Place Auvers, directly opposite Van Gogh's former residence
Auer Whitfield, Van Gogh's last work "Crows in a Wheatfield" was painted here
Van Gogh's former residence and Orville tourist information:
Time to visit former residence of Van Gogh: from beginning of March to end of October annually, every Wednesday-Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00 (last visit at 17:30)
Laou restaurant opening hours: from beginning of March to end of November each year, every Wednesday-Sunday from 12:00 to 14:15, every Friday and Saturday from 19:30 to 21:00.
Ticket: €6/person, free for children under 12, €4o/person for children from 13 to 18 years old (PS: visiting time is about half an hour, including guide explanations and audiovisual demonstrations)< /p>
Tel: +33(0)1 30 36 60 60 Address: 52-56 rue du Général de Gaulle－95430 Auvers-sur-Oise
The best way to recommend Orville is to walk. You can use public transportation or drive to Orville and then walk around city and follow in Van Gogh's footsteps.
The city is small, but every step can become a landscape, and in many places traces of Van Gogh paintings can be found.Today, more than a hundred years later, we come here again with a different mood to rediscover Van Gogh, looking for his traces in his history.
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