We have 9 x days in Paris. First time visitors, if I don't count a visit many years ago. Staying in Le Marais. Will aim to see the main tourist attractions. Had intended to do a day trip to Monet's Garden and also Chateau de Versailles. However, have been reading reviews of Chateau de Versailles, and the crowd situation seems really over the top. Of course, we expect crowds in tourist sightseeing places, but from what I have read, it seems ridiculously 'sardine-packed'. It also seems that even when pre-purchasing the tickets online, there are still huge queues to wait in. Does anyone have any suggestions for 2 x day trips - whether the Chateau is worth the effort, or would we be best to go elsewhere? After Paris, we head to the south of France to spend some time there, so don't want to do a day trip that will be similiar to that. Looking forward to opinions. Thanks very much.