Palace of Versailles

The Palace of Versailles is one of the world’s greatest historical museums. In 1624, the king of France, Louis XIII, started to build a hunting lodge in Versailles. Louis XIV expanded the old lodge, transforming it into the famous Chateau we can see today. Louis Philippe converted this plan to a gallery of French History and that was the beginning of the progress and improvement of mass tourism.

With its King’s Grand Apartments, the Hall Of Mirrors, the chateau de Versailles has continued to expand its sublimity over the course of centuries. If many years ago it was a quiet hunting lodge, today, it is the symbol of the royal monarchy and the essence of the classical French art.

The amazing Grand Apartments of the queen and king were built in 1670 by Louis XIV. The Hall Of Mirrors is the most symbolic achievement and it was the place where the king exposed his most pompous representation of royal power in order to amaze visitors. The Opera and the Chapel were constructed in the 15th century, under King Louis XV.

Versailles

In 1789, the chateau lost its prestige as the formal seat of power, but received a new one two centuries after, as the Museum of the History of France. It was founded at the request of Louis Philippe, who came to the throne in 1830.

The Palace of Versailles has wonderful rooms, amazing gardens with statues and fountains, and anyone who visits it should spend at least one day, because this is a really wonderful place.

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