Versailles Bike Tour

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ISABEL LAI

If you would like to take a good look around the Versailles gardens as well as the château, you need a bike!

As my friends and I boarded a train on Saturday (28 September) morning, we headed off to the most iconic palace in France. It was built during the reign of the ‘Sun King’, Louis XIV which eventually housed the court, the nation’s centre of political power.

This was the first ever bike tour I have ever been on. As we rode swiftly in and out of Louis XIV’s back garden, we noticed how all the trees, plants were meticulously maintained. The interestingly cone shaped trees we see dotted around the grounds  are meant to symbolize the fact that Louis XIV saw himself as being so powerful that he can control nature. What is remarkable about this world heritage site it that it continues to be preserved the way it…

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