Boats at Versailles

Posted June 11, 2011 by Christina

When we came down the hill from the chateau at Versailles it was so beautiful, the water and the trees, so amazing and so vast.  I was really amazed by the size of the entire place and the gardens.  

They have an area where you can rent row boats, which was so fun (the girls were down with it) and a great picnic space.   Which I will do next time for sure!  

There were the most beautiful swans nesting right on the dock, which I have never seen them nest anywhere!  So so cool.. She was so proud and her nest was made of huge sticks which she kept adjusting.

If I was going to go again I would go outside and do the gardens first and then go back to the chateau and take the tour to avoid the crowds.  I loved it there it was so romantic and so different from anything here at home.

images by christina for greige




Beautiful photos of France. Versailles is incredible, I would love to visit again.

Fri Oct 17 14:49:06 2014

under spanish moss

Christina, what a beautiful and serene place. What a great experience. We can’t wait to see if first hand.
XO Angela and Renee

Fri Oct 17 14:49:06 2014


you really need to be there in order to experience the vastness and beauty of the gardens and lake..and the swans are so beautiful…we have swans in our area and I so enjoy seeing them..
love all your photography of your trip, btw… :)


Fri Oct 17 14:49:06 2014

Francine Gardner

It really sounds and looks divine. i have not been to Versailles in so many years…

Fri Oct 17 14:49:06 2014

katie kate.


Fri Oct 17 14:49:05 2014

Intrigue and Inspire

Wow, these pics are so magical. I can’t believe those swans. What a beautiful moment!

Fri Oct 17 14:49:05 2014


I love visiting Versailles, and try to do it every year. It is such a special place. You can spend as much or more time in the gardens than in the chateaux.

Beautiful photos.

Fri Oct 17 14:49:05 2014


You lucky girl!
What a beautiful account of a special trip!
Thank you for sharing it with your readers.

{the white chair}

Fri Oct 17 14:49:05 2014

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