Cinderella at Versailles

“Once upon a time…”

My baby is officially two years old now. Every year, I take photos around my girls’ birthdays as special “birthday” pictures (you can see Adeline’s 1st birthday here and London’s birthdays here, here, and here).

This year we took advantage of living close to one of the greatest chateaux in the world and the adorable Cinderella dresses that my mother in law made and let our girls run around Marie Antoinette’s gardens


Luckily it was the late afternoon and while there were still more people than I had expected, it still wasn’t too crowded in the Petit Trianon gardens.

This is one of our favorite places to visit in Versailles. The palace is small enough to tour in well under an hour and the grounds are amazing (and make for beautiful photos).

Below are some of my favorites from our afternoon.

London did not want me to take any photos of her so I just tried to sneak a few when I could.
Adeline, on the other hand, was stopping and yelling “cheese” every few minutes at the beginning.


“A dream is a wish your heart makes”
Marie Antoinette’s hamlet
“Have courage and be kind.” -Cinderella (2015)


“La bonne grâce est le vrai don des fées ; Sans elle on ne peut rien, avec elle on peut tout.” -Cendrillon, Charles Perrault  

(“The good grace is the true gift of the fairies; Without it we can do nothing, with it we can do everything.”)

4 thoughts on “Cinderella at Versailles

  1. Oh my god – seriously? Your little girl is adorable and your pictures are heart warming. I so enjoyed looking at them. What a wonderful idea to dress her in the blue dress. Love it, love it, love it.


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