The Palace of Versailles: Mobbed by Tourists

Shuffling through Europe’s most crowded palace on one of the most crowded days of the year (a Sunday in July), I was struck by the cameras, groups, iPads, humidity, and exhaustion on people’s faces. In spite of the crush, you can feel the gasps of excitement when the long train of royal staterooms reaches the Hall of Mirrors. I was moved to struggle upstream. This video clip shares an experience I’ll never forget. What is your worst crowd experience at a great sight in Europe?

If you can’t see the video below, watch it on YouTube.

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