My favorite day trip from Paris was to the Palace and gardens of Versailles. Rather than jumping on the Metro, we grabbed an Uber from our apartment in Invalides because it was quicker and gave us a little more flexibility. I had vague knowledge of King Louis XIV’s pad before we got there … but I can tell you, having seen it firsthand, it’s no wonder the French Revolution occurred. I mean, damn. Life was good for French royalty. We purchased tickets online, which shaved off about three hours of queuing outside, downloaded the Palace app, and made a day of it.