Versailles is a suburb of Paris. That's the first thing I did not know. The gardens and palace span just under a thousand acres. I think I walked each and every one of those acres. The pamphlet I had in my hand told me that walking from the palace to the end of the lake that divides the gardens would take one hour. I didn't know that either before we set out that day but I was so happy that I wore comfortable shoes. Those shoes may have shouted tourist but then again so too did my camera and my language.
The palace and gardens at Versailles are beyond opulent by any standards. It's really no wonder why the people stormed the palace. They couldn't even afford to buy bread.