Monday, June 23, 2008

Move over, Versailles!

This weekend we visited the Chateau de Beloeil, which is only about 10-15 minutes from us. We'd been hearing about it since we got here but just never got around to visiting. So Saturday we did. We took the little train ride through the gardens (no flowers, just trees and canals) and then toured the parts of the chateau that are open to the public. As you can see from this picture, the furnishings could rival those of Versailles. I found it particularly interesting that this chateau was inhabited by some folks who were somehow related to the Hapsburgs of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Those people sure did get around!

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