Visiting Royaume de Versailles in Second Life

{Ville Par La Mer} / Royaume de Versailles; Inara Pey, May 2016, on Flickr {Ville Par La Mer} / Royaume de Versailles – click any image for full size

{Ville Par La Mer} / Royaume de Versailles (literally “city by the sea” and ” Kingdom of Versailles”) caught my attention whilst browsing the Destination Guide. Both a private home (this being located in the north-east corner of the region), and a public destination,the region is the work of Dolly Everleigh Versailles (Dolly Morrisey), on behalf of the Versailles Family. And it is another picturesque region that is a genuine pleasure to visit.

The landing point is a little terrace area in the south-west of the region, where sit little boutique shops – a hairdresser, an ice-cream parlour and a delightful café bar. A pier runs along the south side of the island from here, crossing an inlet to reach the local beach, presenting one of two ways a visitor can start their explorations of the island.

{Ville Par La Mer} / Royaume de Versailles; Inara Pey, May 2016, on Flickr {Ville Par La Mer} / Royaume de Versailles

The other is to climb the steps to one side of the terrace and follow a road as it winds around the island heading west, then north and then back east. This will eventually bring you to the house in the north-east corner, which as noted, is a private residence. However, it is possible to walk around the extended grounds below the house proper, where there are several vantage points and places to sit and / or snuggle.

A vineyard and barn occupy the low-lying centre of the island to the north-west, a dirt track offering a path past them from the foot of the steps leading down from the big house. meandering by both vineyard and barn, the track leads to another series of stone steps which climb up to the broad top of a gorge which cuts from north to south through the region, revealing a hidden treasure below and across the narrow channel of water: a tropical-like hideaway, reached from the main beach by a rocky arch.

{Ville Par La Mer} / Royaume de Versailles; Inara Pey, May 2016, on Flickr {Ville Par La Mer} / Royaume de Versailles – click any image for full size

Follow the grassy walk along the lip of the gorge eastwards, and a natural stone bridge offers access to a picturesque plateau where there are places to set and play Greedy, Greedy, all watched over by the tall sentinel of a wooden lighthouse. A switch back path from here offers a way back down the the beach below.

This is a charming region, with plenty of opportunities for photography and a fair few places to sit and relax, have a cuddle and enjoy the ambient sound scape. If you do take photos of your visit, you are invited to add them to the Royaume De Versailles Flickr group.

{Ville Par La Mer} / Royaume de Versailles; Inara Pey, May 2016, on Flickr {Ville Par La Mer} / Royaume de Versailles – click any image for full size

All told, a lovely design that’s well worth a visit.

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