The amount of money used to construct Versailles and maintain it is mind boggling. Even today, with millions of visitors paying to visit, I'm sure it is subsidized by the government. To what extent? I have no idea. But while millions of French were told to "eat cake if they had no bread" the royalty were living an opulent lifestyle.
Approaching the front gates.
The entry hall and ceiling.
Magnificent doors flanked by portraits and marble busts and pedestals.
Beautiful fresco ceilings.
Another ornate ceiling in a beautiful room..
Very hard to photograph because of the light and mirrors but this is the famous Hall of Mirrors.
Marie Antoinette's bedroom