Hi, all--I've read through many threads on strategies for Versailles, but would still appreciate some advice. We plan to visit on July 2 (Thursday, non-fountain day) and have no other plans for the day. With our 13-year-old, I think it's unlikely that we'll want to do the full day with the Trianon/Domaine, so likely just touring the chateau and the gardens. I'm not sure I want to count on us getting out the door and on the RER in time to be there when it opens at 9:00, so was thinking about heading to Versailles midday, eating lunch and choosing timed-entry tickets for around 2 p.m. Both the chateau and the Trianon are open until 6:30, so if we're feeling energetic, we could still go there--and the gardens are open an additional 2 hours...though this is the day before we return to the US, so would want to head back reasonably early.
Thoughts/advice about this plan?