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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Palace of Versailles/Версаль

We have arrived to the Versailles station. This is where the Palace of Versailles is located. The Palace itself is located almost two miles away from the station, but it's in a walking distance. There are other means of getting to the Palace, they are available just outside the train station.

Мы приехали на станцию Версаль. Здесь рядом расположен Версальский дворец. Он находится не прямо на станции, а в нескольких километрах от станции. Для туристов особо не проблема пройтись пешком, а если непогода или нет желания гулять, то от станции курсируют всякие виды транспорта прямо до дворца, стоит только выйти из здания вокзала.


The Palace, nowadays a park and a museum, used to be a hunting place, and then it was extended into a castle. This was an alternate place of living for the French Royalty outside of Paris. The lines to get inside are pretty long. And tourists have to wait in two lines: one to get a ticket and the other one to get inside. Little hint: if you have an American Express card, don't wait in the ticket line; go straight into the place where the tickets are sold. Before cashiers there are automated machines that sell tickets, majority of the people are waiting to talk to an actual person.

Версаль сейчас является парком и музеем. Раньше здесь охотились короли, а со временем построили целый замок. Это была загородная резиденция французских королей. Чтобы попасть внутрь, надо отстоять очередь за билетами и очередь во дворец. Но если есть карточка American Express, то можно пройти мимо очереди за билетами и подойти к автоматам, которые продают билеты по карточке. Большинство народу стоит в очереди к кассирам.

And we are inside the gates.

И вот мы попали внутрь.
Approaching the entry to the palace.

Вход в музей.

Let's walk around inside. The best part about this museum is that the tour line organized in a way such that the tourists see everything if they just follow one path. And there are things to see.

Проходим во внутрь. Музей организован так, что следуя стрелочкам можно посмотреть все от начала и до конца. А посмотреть есть на что.



This is how people lived here a several hundreds years ago.

Вот так люди жили несколько сотен лет тому назад.


This is where they talked.

Вот тут они общались.


And this is how they slept.

А вот так они отдыхали.

This is what the palace looks like from the outside.

Вид на дворец с внутреннего двора.


And if we turn around, we see the park.

Во дворе -- парк.


This place is worth visiting.

Это место стоит посетить.



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