Palace of Versailles

The Palace of Versailles stands as a monumental testament to the grandeur of French royalty. A maze of opulent rooms, vast gardens, and mesmerizing artistry, Versailles encapsulates the very essence of regal splendor and the ambitions of a kingdom. Read more

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Originally a hunting lodge for King Louis XIII, it was Louis XIV who transformed and expanded it into the immense palace we recognize today. Located just outside Paris, Versailles became the epicenter of political power in France during its heyday. With over 700 rooms, the palace is adorned with a wealth of art, intricate designs, and breathtaking architecture. The Hall of Mirrors, the palace's most celebrated room, has witnessed historic events, including the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, ending World War I. The gardens, designed by André Le Nôtre, spread over 800 hectares and are meticulously landscaped with sculptures, fountains, and geometric patterns, offering a splendid outdoor retreat.
The Palace of Versailles is more than just a building; it's a reflection of an era where every corner tells stories of power, intrigue, art, and romance. A visit promises an immersion into France's illustrious past and a rendezvous with history.

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The most famous sights
What to do in Palace of Versailles

The Hall of Mirrors

A grand corridor filled with 357 mirrors, reflecting the gardens and exhibiting the palace's opulence and the kingdom's might.

The King's Grand Apartments

Lavish rooms displaying the daily life and extravagances of the monarchs, replete with ornate décor and masterpieces.

The Queen's Grand Apartments

A counterpart to the King's chambers, these rooms served as the private domain for the queens and the dauphines of France.

The Gardens of Versailles

Spanning vast stretches, these gardens are home to marvelous fountains, sculptures, groves, and the Grand Canal.

The Petit Trianon

Marie Antoinette's personal sanctuary, this smaller palace boasts its own gardens and reflects a more intimate side of royalty.

The Queen's Hamlet

A rustic retreat built for Marie Antoinette, where she escaped court formalities and indulged in the charm of country life.

The Grand Trianon

Made of pink marble, this separate palace was a haven for kings to escape the rigidity of court life.

The Royal Chapel

An architectural masterpiece, the chapel played host to daily religious services and royal weddings.

The Royal Opera

Built for Louis XV's daughter's wedding, it's an epitome of baroque theatre architecture.

The Museum of the History of France

Housed within the palace, it chronicles the history of France through a vast collection of paintings, sculptures, and engravings.

What else to visit
In and around Palace of Versailles

Paris (16.9 km)

Paris, the so-called "City of Lights", is the heart of France, full of romance, history and unforgettable atmosphere. Don't miss this jewel among cities, where every corner hides a new story.

Notre-Dame Cathedral In Tournai (17.65 km)

A masterpiece of medieval architecture, the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai stands as an emblem of the city's spiritual and artistic heritage. This UNESCO site captures hearts with its Gothic spires, intricate sculptures, and timeless grandeur.

Paris Orly Airport (19.91 km)

Paris Orly Airport stands as a vital gateway to the romance of Paris and the charm of France, inviting travelers to step into a world where modernity meets rich history.

Chelles (35.89 km)

In the quiet embrace of the Parisian suburbs, Chelles offers a peaceful retreat with a rich tapestry of history dating back to Merovingian royalty.

CDG Airport (38.69 km)

Charles de Gaulle Airport, a gateway to the globe and France's premier air hub, is your first step into the romantic heart of Paris.

Asterix Parc (49.23 km)

Dive into the whimsical world of Gauls and Romans at Parc Astérix, where thrilling rides and vibrant shows bring the beloved comic series to life.

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