Château de Versailles

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Located about 20 km southwest of the centre of Paris, the Palace of Versailles is notable especially for the Ceremonial Hall of Mirrors, its most famous room with 17 wide arcaded mirrors, designed to reflect the windows opposite facing the gardens; the jewel-like Royal Opera, constructed out of wood and painted to resemble marble; the small rustic Hamlet created for Marie Antoinette; and the vast Gardens of Versailles with fountains, canals, and geometric flower beds and groves, laid out by André Le Notre over 90 hectares.

The Louis XIII’s old hunting pavilion was extended by his son, Louis XIV when he installed the Court and the government in the Palace in 1682. Many kings after him embellished the complex until the French Revolution. It has 2.300 rooms spread over 63.154m2.

This architectural masterpiece is a symbol of the glory of France, it was the residence of the main kings, such as Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI and their grand apartments, where they’d receive foreign ambassadors, can also be visited.

Contacts & Details

Place d'Armes 78000 Versailles

Sunday:

09:00 – 17:30

Tuesday:

09:00 – 17:30

Wednesday:

09:00 – 17:30

Thursday:

09:00 – 17:30

Friday:

09:00 – 17:30

Saturday:

09:00 – 17:30