Since the last leg of the Tour de France started at Versailles, it was on my son-in-laws list of must sees. If you’ve studied France’s history or art history you have an idea of its significance; visit this web site if you want to learn about Versailles and The Sun King and Marie Anotoinette http://en.chateauversailles.fr/the-palace-. We were in France in July, peak tourist season and hot! The line through security was very long, well over an hour, and the rooms were so crowded you couldn’t really appreciate the elegance of the rooms. The gardens were another story all together! May be it was because of the heat or the fountains weren’t running or maybe people don’t find gardens that fascinating, whatever the reason, we felt like we had the gardens to ourselves! At the end of our visit we found out that the gardens are free so if I ever go back it will be to see the gardens on a Sunday when the fountains are running! There is an interactive map of the gardens on the website above.