Versailles is known worldwide as The Most Beautiful Voluptuous Palace Anywhere. This means that it is The Most Crowded Palace Anywhere.
If you will feel like you just didn’t do France properly without seeing Versailles, then by all means go to Versailles. If, however, you just want to see a beautiful French palace, then go to Fontainebleau. Here are my reasons.
I don’t know if you remember me, but I visited you a couple of times in the past few years. I was the one who spoke high school French and ate your snails and frog legs. In a black coat. Walked a lot. Ring any bells? Well, we had some good times together.
When I visited the Salzburg Fortress, the one up on the hill that is 900 years old, I was happy to hear that they had a toilet to show me. Why? Because we’ve all read dates and places and battles in the history books, but I always wanted to know what life was really like back then. What would I have been doing? Toilets show you how the nitty gritty happened. Rubber meets the road in the toilet. That’s one reason I like them.
Sometimes when we visit a place, we see every last inch of it, chew it up, drain the dregs, and belch comfortably as our train rolls away from the station. Sometimes, we get a taste of the place and enjoy it so much that we’d like to go back. That’s what we did with 24 hours in Salzburg.