Versailles is the most famous palace of France, thanks to his verdurous gardens, its musical fountain show, and of course the palace itself with the hall of mirrors, dedicated to all the victories of Sun King Louis XIV.
No, there is nothing wrong with your sense of direction! Although Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the director of Amélie, took a few liberties with the topography of the district, the Blanche metro station would be Amélie’s (Audrey Tautou) station. Nevertheless, the spot is a great place to start your walk.
You have probably heard about Marquis de la Fayette, known as the « Hero of the two Worlds ». There is plenty of documentary to see about him but one that deserves more attention is definitely the one aired on the American Channel PBS called “Lafayette: the lost Hero”.