July 13, 2012

Paris in Pictures - The Gardens of Versailles


One of my favorite moments from our entire trip was walking through the grounds of Versailles.  After being surrounded by pushy and "the world revolves around me" tourists in a fancy palace, walking out onto the grounds was so refreshing.  It's so green.  And there was silence!  I think I loved that most.  We walked underneath a canopy of tall shade trees, and heard nothing but the soft laughter of the leaves in the wind.  Oh, I couldn't tell you a time more peaceful.  After our secluded stroll, we found a snack bar, and refreshed ourselves on delicious chocolate cake.  We then, rented a couple of bikes, and rode to Marie Antoinette's home, and to Hameau de la Reine, or The Queen's Hamlet.  I could have stayed at The Queen's Hamlet for days.  It is so picturesque with it's farm houses, vineyards, animals, and lakes.  Really, I couldn't dream of anything more perfect.  I kept thinking, if I could have a dream wedding anywhere in the world, it would be here.
It's actually quite difficult for me to go through these pictures, as I am back to the normalcy of life.  I think the worst part about Paris is - once you've been there, you will dream about it the rest of your life.  And your heart will seriously yearn for it.  "Take me back..." it says.  Take me back.

52 comments:

Jay said...

Gorgeous photos and that little hamlet is like a dream!

Amy said...

gorgeous photos of the sites and you! Love the writing as well!

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Rory said...

It is SO beautiful there! And you look so lovely. You and Hubs are so very cute :)
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Designwali said...

oh i totally agree...its been 10 years for me and i still to long to go back. my sis is there now..sigh gorgeous pictures.

Eloquent English said...

Oh my Versailles is stunning! I could see where one would want to live there!!! xoxo

Rachel Lynne said...

Gorgeous photos!

Ashley Allan said...

I couldn't agree more. Paris is such a special city. I always dream of what it would be like to pack my things and just move there. Ah, the glamourous life I might lead.

.aubrey c. said...

You photos are really awesome, I cant imagine how it feels be there! Especially on a bike ride!

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Brittany LeSueur said...

This is a part of Paris that makes me want to go visit!! these pictures are breath taking. IT is so GREEN! I feel like I am watching a fairytale!

Tina said...

I love how at Versailles it looks like you were the only ones there. So intimate. :)

Kimberly said...

I was just thinking when I was looking at these, "I bet posting all these pictures makes her want to go back!" I've never even been there and I'm already dreaming about it...I think these are my faves you've shared thus far - truly amazing!

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Real Girl Glam said...

I am desperate to go to Paris and these pictures make me want to go even more! Amazing beautiful!

Kayla fromSealedWithAKay said...

Wow what a dreamy place! Those photos are so beautiful! Your bike ride video is so cute too!

xo Kayla

Elizabeth said...

Versailles is absolutely gorgeous- one of my favorite places we went while in France. I can't help but love Marie Antoinette for her frivolity!

Cheers, Elizabeth of The Corner Apartment

Daisy said...

Beautiful photos Katie! So glad you got to enjoy this amazing place.

prettipenny said...

Such beautiful pictures. I always get a little sad when a vacation is over, getting back to reality is tough sometimes. Looks like an amazing trip

Teresa @ Delightfully Darling said...

These photos are so pretty, I love the bike ride video - you certainly live a happy little life! xo

Teresa
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Emily said...

I am loving all of your pictures from France. I would love to visit. Theses images are just gorgeous.
Creamy

Leah said...

very Beautiful! You, and the photos.

The Jones said...

Ooooooooooh you lucky, lucky lady. It's my dream to visit Versailles and what gorgeous pics...esp the sweet kissing one with your man.

<3 Cambria
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Lindsay Patrick said...

I must say I am impressed with your video taking abilities while riding a bike! Such amazingly beautiful photos.


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Maria said...

Wow, all of your pictures are so gorgeous. And choclate cake sounds delicious right about now! It's crazy how much you can do in France in such a short space - riding bikes to Marie Antoinette's house and Hameau de la Reine!

THE COOK'S said...

GREAT pictures!! You are too stinkin' pretty. New follower!! Excited to read more. :)

Caroline said...

So beautiful!! Look straight out of a fairytale book :)

Lindsay said...

I love that everyone says the same thing about visiting Paris...Makes me want to go even more! One day, I hope! Great photos!

octoberchic.com said...

What a beautiful place...perfect for a dream wedding.

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Ramen Couture said...

Beautiful pictures! I love your outfit.

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xox,
Sabrina

Lindsay Rondo said...

you are your husband are models... seriously. love this little video! and the pictures look unreal. so so cool!

Hannah said...

Breathtaking pictures. And you guys look good in them. Versailles is now definitly on my list.

Thanks for sharing!

Hannah from I am a lifestyle blog

Mrs. E said...

Love your Paris in photos posts. It beat the touristy pamphlets any day. One of my dreams is to visit Paris. Taking notes of all the picturesque places you and your husband visited. Thanks for sharing!!

Aisha said...

Gorgeous! When my boyfriend and I were in Paris last September we didn't have enough time to go to Versailles so I am living vicariously through your photos!

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Jenna said...

I can see why it was one of your favorite places. Beyond beautiful. Love the shots of you and your husband.

Naghmeh said...

I just starred at your photos for so long, such a beautiful place. No words can truly describe the beauty actually.You look pretty in your photos :)
xx

Life Is Good said...

Thank you so much for taking me on vacation with you. Love the photos.

Shannon said...

Thanks for the walk down memory lane! I would love to go back.
-Shannon
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Robynmtl12 said...

You have said it perfectly Katie. My heart yearns for Paris and I have been dreaming of it since I left (last November)
*sigh*

Lovely photos :)

Katie Rob said...

Gorgeous! It looks like a dream.... or a particularly well-curated movie set. There's something so romantic about an allee of trees - the foresight and vision it took to install them for future generations to enjoy. We have a lot of allees here in Louisiana, but many of them have gotten old and are now losing trees. Thanks for sharing!

Natasha xoxo said...

These photos are gorgeous!

<3, natasha @ twenty-something blog

FashionFlirt said...

This is such a lovely, charming, beautiful post! Thanks for sharing hon, I'll come back ^^.

Love, Alena

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oleah said...

really lovely photos. & i loved that bike ride video at the end. classic.

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christine said...

ohmygoodness! LOVING these pictures!! you are adorable! classic!

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Bridget said...

ok, that is not travel hair. the whole my-electronics-dont-work-as-well-here-so-my-hair-isnt-the-same-as-when-home hair. that's not it.

hot, girl!

Denise Lopatka said...

these pictures are stunning! your trip looks amazing. so glad you had fun.

xox

Jessica, or Jet, whatever you prefer said...

Stunning photos!

Kalyse said...

Where did you get your outfit? It's so cute! I'm going to Europe this summer and I'm so excited seeing your blog makes me want to go even more. Also, what camera lens do you have? I have a Nikon D60 camera.

Noelle said...

i dont think i would be happy with my regular life again if i went to paris. maybe its best if i just stay away haha.
ps. ive grabbed your blog button! running on happiness is too great to keep to myself :)

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Carolyn said...

I can't even begin to tell you how jealous I am of these photos and your trip. I was in Paris from Christmas through New Year's this past winter and while Paris is absolutely beautiful at the holidays, seeing the gardens at Versailles made me dream about being there in the spring/summer - and from these photos, it clearly would not disappoint. Gorgeous!

Karla @ {The Classy Woman} said...

Stunning photos!!

Alysa Madisun said...

Sooooo pretty!
xo
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T said...

wow such gorgeous photos! it looks so amazing! so jealous of your trip. i definitely have to visit one day.


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Huong said...

I absolutely LOVE trees and seeing your photos just brightened my day! Thank you for sharing!

Beth Ford said...

Lovely photos! I am hoping to go to Paris in November for our honeymoon! Can you tell me the song that's in the bike riding video? It is such a happy, jazzy, 'I'm in Paris' little song!