Explore This! Versailles, The Tuileries and Vaux-le-Vicomte

Filed in Explore This , The Quirky Lover Posted on October 18, 2010 @ 2:00 pm 6 comments

This week, I’ve drawn inspiration for our destination from Lila DiPasqua. Her latest novel, The Princess in His Bed, releases on November 2, 2010, so I thought it fitting to travel her way. Which way is that? Well, France, of course. I haven’t read DiPasqua yet myself but seeing the ratings for her books has convinced me to give them a try. With Princes and castles and romance (did I mention “Fiery” romance?), how can you go wrong?!
So, grab your walking shoes and let’s head to Versailles Palace, The Tuileries and Vaux Le Vicomte…or should I say: Allons-y!!
Our first stop is the Palace of Versailles.

Versailles at night…so pretty!

A view from the gardens of Versailles.

The famous Hall of Mirrors

More views of the gardens at Versailles (including the next pic)

Here is a picture of The Tuileries before the Revolution (around 1798)

…and as it is today.

One of many statues to be found throughout the garden at the Tuileries.

Vaux le Vicomte

The garden at Vaux le Vicomte. This appears to be a hedge maze that I’d have a fighting chance of finding my way through :-p

I’m hoping if when I visit here, my prince will be waiting for me ;-)


If you want to learn more about these historically significant places, check out their Wikipedia entries here: Versailles, The Tuilieries, Vaux-le-Vicomte

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Jackie is a quirky mom, living in Ontario, Canada. She's a bookkeeper by day and a book lover by night. She also blogs at The Novel Nation and writes occasionally for Heroes and Heartbreakers.

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  • pattepoilue October 18, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    I have only visited Versailles once when I was a teenager. I want to go again in the future. SO beautiful.
    Ah! I do hope my prince will be waiting for me too LOL I shouldn't wait too long or he might get old ;)

  • Jackie October 18, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    @Caroline – Princes are ageless though, you should be fine, lol. Merci for visiting ;-)

  • Dwayne October 18, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Oh aren't they just gorgeous!!

  • Jackie October 18, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    @Dwayne – Absolutely! They are reminders of decadent living, right?

  • LSUReader October 18, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    What a wonderful break from my real Monday. Thanks for the free trip!

  • Jackie October 19, 2010 at 8:25 am

    @LSU – I'm happy to whisk all of our readers away (virtually) every other Monday ;-) Glad you enjoyed!

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