Palace of Versailles

Ile de France
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

One of the most famous buildings in the world, the exquisite Palace of Versailles was the official residence of the French monarchy during the 17th and 18th centuries. A magnificent palace, you can spend the whole day here marvelling at the Grand Apartments of the kings and queens, the incredible ornate Hall of Mirrors where Louis XIV held is most important and impressive royal engagements and the wonderful collections of the Museum of French History.

Outside, the sensational formal palace gardens stretch out, joined together by many walks, with beautiful groves, stunning sculptures and fountains, an orangerie and even an outdoor ballroom.  


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