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address
Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France
contact
+33-130-83-78-00
entry fee
EUR 15
per person
EUR 13
per person Reduced admission
timings
All days of the week except Monday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM (Palace)
All days of the week
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM (Garden)
visit duration
2 to 3 hours

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The Palace of Versailles, being one of the major examples of French art in the 18th century, has also been on UNESCO’s World Heritage List for 30 years. The site which was previously used as Louis XIII’s hunting lodge before his son Louis XIV transformed and expanded it, moving the court and government of France to Versailles in 1682. Each of the three French kings who lived there until the French Revolution have added their own touches to make it more beautiful. 

At first it was just a humble hunting lodge built by Louis XIII. But Louis XIV chose the site to build the palace and transform into this symbol of royal absolutism and embodiment of classical French art.In the 1670s Louis XIV built the Grand Apartments of the King and Queen, whose most significant achievement is the Hall of Mirrors designed by Mansart, where the king put on his most ostentatious display of royal power in order to impress visitors. The Chapel and Opera were built in the next century under Louis XV. It is an emblem of French history and culture today which shows the best of the art, culture and lifestyle under one roof.

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1 The Palace of Versailles review
Simuran Kodesia
Simuran Kodesia
Jan 29 2014
make sure you wear comfortable shoes, the palace and the garden are magnificent enough to keep you on your toes for good 4 hours atleast.
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