Palace of Versailles

The Palace of Versailles is one of the most incredible architectural masterpieces of the 17th century in Europe and one of the most visited attractions in France.

It was essential to French history as the location served as the capital of the kingdom from the 17th to the 18th century.

The Palace

It was King Louis XIV who transformed the building into a royal palace, transferred the court there, and it remained the official seat of power until the French Revolution. Later, it was transformed into the Museum of French History.

The palace houses valuable works of art and architecture, such as the rooms of the king and queen and the enormous chapel.

One of the most impressive rooms is the Hall of Mirrors, 73 meters long with 375 mirrors. It was used as a passageway, waiting area, and meeting place, and in 1919, the signing of the Treaty of Versailles marked the end of World War I inside this hall.

The Gardens of Versailles

The extensive park extends behind the palace, covering an area of over 800 hectares, with various plant and tree species, elegant sculptures, water features, canals, and marble statues.

To move around inside the gardens, you can use bicycles, electric cars, and a little train, as it is not possible to explore it entirely on foot.

The main highlights of the Gardens of Versailles include the Grand Trianon, a small palace made of pink marble, the Estate of Marie Antoinette, and the Little Venice, which is the nickname given to the area with canals where gondolas and gondoliers were sent by the Venetian Republic to navigate the park's waterways.

How to Get to the Palace of Versailles

The Palace of Versailles is easily accessible from Paris, just a few kilometers away. The train and bus are the most convenient means to reach the attraction.

To save time and have more hours to explore the Palace of Versailles, we recommend purchasing tickets online with the option to choose your preferred day and time.

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