The Opera house which is attached to the palace hosts concerts on a regular basis - the next time I visit, I shall make sure that I catch one of these.
We decided that we would not have time to visit the interior of the Palace as the queues for tickets were enormous - so next time, I will book these in advance. However it was far too nice a day to spend indoors and there were other parts of the estate I really wanted to visit.
All the flower borders had been emptied but the autumnal colours of the trees were beautiful.
Marie Antoinette's "Play area's" were off the scale. I had read about the Grand and Petite Trianon's and the farm when I was at school and had earmarked these as the places I would like to look around.
The little theatre where she staged her own plays (it was too dark to photograph) was the sweetest thing I had ever seen - apart from...........
the hamlet and farm that she had built to play in.
We parked for free, it only cost 10 euros each for hubby and I to visit the Trianons and farm, and like most of the attractions in Paris, kids under 18 go free - so all in all a truly marvelous and inexpensive day out.
Another one of my favorite parts of the day was wandering around the town of Versaille when it got dark and having a good nosey in at all the wonderful apartments lit up for the evening. So simple and elegant and so shabby chic.