I ran back inside to get a hat pin (I have one from everywhere I've ever been since I was 14). I didn't want to have to go through the whole palace again just to find my way out so I asked a guard if there was another way. He was very kind (though he didn't quite understand why I would want to skip out on the rest of the tour) and opened a door hidden in the wall behind him (I'm not even exaggerating, hidden doors!). I went down a staircase blocked off to the public and somehow ended up at the entrance to the chapel (we had previously only seen the chapel from the the viewing platform above it). I paused and watched as a string band set up and began to play. It was really such a magical moment, I still can't believe I got to be the only audience to a group of classical museums practicing at Versailles. Really, it's a little surreal. It was the perfect send off from the home of French royalty.
Hi! I'm Louise. I am a writer, photographer, traveler, book fanatic and blogger. I love to post about my adventures and the little things I do that make life fun.