Curiosities of Versailles, always more !!!

In my beloved former city of Versailles, there is always more curiosities to tell you. As said, the city is more than a palace/museum, I know. However, there is so much still to see inside and I am afraid folks rush thru it on just a one day trip from Paris! It really deserves more, really! I like to tell you a bit on some of the nice curiosities of Versailles . You will be in heaven! Make sure you know it, Versailles is the capital city of the Yvelines dept 78 of the Ïle de France region, ok!

Let’s get to the meat of the matter and tell you about more wonders of Versailles .

The Librarie des Princes, by the Cour d’honneur for books and music. The Library of Princes  is on 200 m2, and in the form of an apartment. From the boudoir to the dining room, by way of the library and the bedrooms, works and objects celebrating the French way of life are on offer. These rooms with very marked atmospheres will allow the public to discover more than 1000 different books presented alongside objects and by-products. The disguises of princess, marquise and queen, rub shoulders with the chivalrous world of budding musketeers. Reproductions of 18C toys such as totems, spinning tops, bilboquets, drums and rattles of princes and princesses, invite to playful moments to shared. And many books as well. Worth the visit indeed!


The official Palace of Versailles on the Library of the Prince

And the official Palace of Versailles on admission to the library of Princes as you do not need ticket admission to the palace to come here:

The  Boutique de l’Ancienne Comédie, for souvenirs and nice local castle oriented gifts. The boutique is located at the exit of the tour circuits of the Palace/museum, this shop occupies the historic space of the old cisterns of the bouche du Roi (King’s mouth), under the cour des Princes.


You can see what is available on the official Palace of Versailles webpage :

And of course, when talking about Versailles there is never enough on me. There are about 4 places in the world that are just too much of souvenirs! One of them is Versailles, of course. While now in Bretagne, my soul is still there and why not combine the two while in town , Breton foods and the Versailles ambiance! The wonderful rue Satory off ave de Sceaux, (walk easy from palace) ,and of course a nice Breton lunch at Le Blé Noir, 9 rue de Satory, (see street post) from a true citizen of Quiberon, Morbihan ,(now change name to Jeanne) was my stop when in town, lots of local discussion indeed took place; and we both agree we have the best of the world, Versailles and the Morbihan !!  Great galette de chévre or goat cheese,lardons and tomatoes, 50Cl  pitcher of cider,and expresso coffee. Great!. And now part of a group with two other outlets in Paris! The first name chosen by the clients, honors an emblematic woman of the court of Louis XV: Jeanne Poisson known as Marquise de Pompadour. A woman of influence both politically and artistically, she quickly became a favorite of the king!


The Blé Noir group on the new Jeanne

One emblem of the city that actually divides Versailles from Le Chesnay (now new town of Le Chesnay-Rocquencourt (which is actually the union of two neighboring towns) ) is the Monument aux Morts (monument to the fallen)  at Place de la Loi. Lovely picture taken so much to see my boys in school or take them


There you go folks, another wonderful episode of my great time in my beloved Versailles, oh yes eternal Versailles! The soul of France ! Hope you enjoy the post as I

And remember, happy travels, good health,and many cheers to all!!!

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