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The Palace of Versailles

Castle of Versailles

inside the castle

garden in Versailles

garden in VersaillesThis famous Palace in Versailles is one of the largest palaces in the world. Originally a hunting lodge was located here, built by King Louis XIII in 1623. His son, Sun King Louis XIV, decided to transform it in a royal palace. Versailles became the royal residence of France from 1682 until 1789.
The Palace was designed by architects Jules Hardouin Mansart and Louis Le Vau, the beautiful gardens by Andre Le Nôtre. Highlights during your visit include: Hall of Mirrors, Grand Apartments, Clock Room, Opera House and the Royal Chapel.
Versailles is easy to reach from Paris by train, the journey can take up to 40-50 minutes.


7 comments:

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Enjoy your weekend!
Blogtrotter

so much very beautifull fotos , gretings from chile, talca region del maule

Beautiful! Your photos made me want to visit this place someday..

France is beautiful! You have some amazing pictures, too! Can't wait to hear about your next travels!

Melanie
http://www.an-american-in-france.com

We're going back to Versailles in March. We're just waiting for the fountains to be switched on again. I haven't been for years but I heard all the fountains have been renovated so I thought we ought to go again.