Paris has been much more fun than I thought it would be, and I’m ready to plan a return trip when we can spend more time here. Next time, we will spend more time at Sacre Coeur and the Louvre.
We will spend less time at Versailles. Like we will probably skip it altogether. If you ever left the Biltmore estate in Asheville or the Hearst mansion near San Luis Obispo and thought to yourself “that was great, but I wish there had been much more of it, and gaudier,” then Versailles will entertain. But it is basically what Graceland would have been if Elvis had had the resources of a powerful nation at his disposal. Below is one of eighty or so rooms with murals on the ceiling. And a monkey riding a goat (which you know Elvis would have thought was hilarious).