Reality: Palace of Versailles
There is no denying it’s a must-see when visiting France. The only problem is that means it’s a must see for everyone visiting France. The elegance is over the top and stunning. So are the massive amounts of people squeezed into each room.
You best bet is to visit during the low months of November through March, if you can. It will still be busy, but you may be able to extend your arms without hitting another visitor.