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Downtown the world famous spa resort of Baden-Baden

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Crowds at Versailles

I hate the crowd control at Disney’s amusement parks, but what I hate even more is the lack thereof. Versailles was inundated with gazillions of tourists, apparently. First you stand in line for a ticket (25 EUR); then you stand in line to get access to the castle; then you wait patiently for an audio guide. The booth closed right before my family turned up. They had run out of the handy hand-held devices. But after spending 75 EUR and having waited for almost 2 hours, they were committed. They decided to go for something to eat and drink first after this initial hurdle. After they left the restaurant, guess what: One should have got in line for the entrance again because the restaurant, technically speaking, was outside the chateau area. Hubby found a sympathetic crowd handler and forced their way back in.
It was a sunny day. The wonderful castle was filled to the roof with people and sunshine. So rooms were stuffy, crowds shoving, but you couldn’t fall over because of the mob around you. If someone wanted to tie their shoe laces, he would have been stampeded into the ground.
The Hall of Mirrors was open to the public again. It was undergoing repairs the last time we were there. Several other rooms in the ladies’ quarters, however, were closed off.
This is a second hand report from hubby. I’m glad I saw it before and didn’t go today

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