Palace of Versailles
Author: Julie Thompson | Last Updated: 27 Feb 2020
An extraordinary feat of architecture steeped in French history, the palace of Versailles typifies what we commonly know of as a château. Located just outside the city of Paris, the palace of Versailles is well worth the short trip. Offering visitors the chance to see a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the palace is home to some of the most stunning grounds and interiors in Europe.
The palace of Versailles is a tourist attraction that in 2017 received more visitors in Ile-de-France than the Eiffel tower, making it the second most visited in the region which includes the capital. It’s easy to see why too. The palace consists of a series of decadent rooms and immaculately well-kept gardens to explore at your leisure. One of the most famous rooms inside the palace is the Hall of Mirrors. A large corridor is lined with floor-to ceiling windows looking out over the gardens, and is lit by extravagant chandeliers. Aside from the majestic visuals offered by the hallway, it is the place where the historically significant Treaty of Versailles was signed in 1919.
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