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Versailles Versailles

Just about 20 kilometres away from Paris, the splendid Chateau de Versailles is surely worth a visit. Louis XIII built this Chateau in 1624. It was further expanded by Louis XIV, so that the palace is close to the hunting forests near Paris. This magnificent Palace then turned into the official residence of the French monarchy from 1682 till 1789 after King Louis XIV was overthrown during the French revolution. The imposing Palace of Versailles and its classical designs was so impressive that many monarchs tried copying it throughout Europe.

One of the most interesting aspects of this structure is the Hall of Mirrors. The luxurious apartments of the kings and queens should not be missed either. And of course, there is a fascinating park, which shouldn't be missed for anything. You can either walk through the park or can even take a train through this huge park. The classical architecture and the extensive gardens makes a marvelous combination.

The palace of Versailles has now been converted into a national museum. This palace can be reached in 25 minutes from train stations, Montparnasse and St. Lazare in Paris.

Train : Montparnasse or Saint Lazare train stations

Opening hours
9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m Daily
(Until 6.30 p.m in summer)

Entrance fees
45 FF / 6.80 euros
reduced 18-25 : 35 FF / 5.30 euros


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