Having spent a LOT of time coming up with an itinerary for our April 2020 visit to Madrid (five nights), Paris (five nights) and England (nine nights in London split by three nights in Wiltshire), we’re now fine-tuning things. One thought that arises is this—are two palaces one palace too many for two “casual” observers? More specifically, can we delete either the Royal Palace in Madrid or just skip Versailles instead? Skipping the palace in Madrid gives us a few extra hours to mosey around the city, while skipping Versailles frees up a whole day for Paris and eliminates the crowd and access issues associated with Versailles.
I guess I hope to be told that seeing the Royal Palace is a sufficient glimpse at the luxury enjoyed by European royalty, but a nagging thought remains—how can one possibly miss the opportunity to see Versailles!? Also, will the gardens at Versailles be so spectacular in early April?
Obviously, this decision is ours alone, but any thoughts y’all have would be most appreciated. Thanks in advance!