Although the Russians like to call this the "Russian Versailles" it is certainly not Versailles and quite frankly the only thing that saved the visit were the gardens. The gardens were impressive but the palace we could have done without. The crowds were unbelievable, the organization was chaotic, the attendants were rude and overall it was more like being in a cattle market. If you go to see the palace make sure that you go during the week. Another thing that bothered us was the nonsense surrounding the protection of this "copy" of Versailles whereas in the real Versailles you are at liberty to take your time and to take photographs. Talk about false grandeur.
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