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Palace of Versailles
Category: Castles & Fortresses
Château de Versailles Place d'Armes - 78000 Versailles

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Palace of Versailles, the French Château de Versailles, often simply called Versailles, is a royal palace in France in the town of Versailles, one of the suburbs of Paris. In 1660, Louis XIV was king of France. He and his family lived in the Louvre in Paris, but the king longed for a place where he could escape the crowds and noise, so he ordered the construction of a hunting lodge outside of town, in the area that today is Versailles.

The castle was the French royal family and the court's main residence from 1682, when Louis XIV moved from Paris, until 1789 when the royal family was forced to return to the capital during the French Revolution. Versailles castle with its massive size and lavish design and decoration principal work of French Baroque.

The castle also has a fantastic park. It covers a huge area, so it is good that one can rent a "golf carts". This allows people with physical challenges can also get around this lovely park area.

2 Review from our users  

Svein Otto Jacobsen
Klokkarvik, Norway
"Et utrolig flott slott"
Reviewed 30/09/2014 20:55:13
Et utrolig flott slott med tilhørende hage. Området er utrolig stort, men mange flotte statuer i hageområdet. Selve slottet fikk vi bare sett fra utsiden, grunnen for dette er at det er stengt hver mandag. Så ikke besøk dette stedet hvis du ønsker å få med deg slottet fra innsiden også.

Kristin B. Jacobsen
Klokkarvik, Norway
Reviewed 15/06/2015 15:54:23
Slottet er stengt mandager, så vi fikk ekstra god tid til å oppleve den fantastiske slottsparken. Det var i overkant av 30 grader, så det var en varm opplevelse. Vi kunne heldigvis leie en minibil som vi kjørte rundt med. Det var også tilrettelagt med muligheter til å kjøpe drikke, mat og annet. En utrolig flott dag med mange inntrykk.

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