Side-tripping from Paris into the Ile de France, we indulge in the world of royal and aristocratic extravagance in the pre-Revolutionary playground of France’s elite. We explore Versailles, Europe’s palace of palaces; exquisite Vaux-le-Vicomte; and extravagant Fontainebleau, home to centuries of French rulers. We’ll also marvel at the glass and statuary of Chartres Cathedral…and dine like kings. | © 2014 Rick Steves’ Europe
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