Visit the Palace of Versailles
A popular holiday destination for kings and queens, the Palace of Versailles is famous all over the world for its architecture and decoration. Its singularity is expressed with pomp and elegance through the Petit Trianon, the Grand Canal or even the gardens and fountains… This sumptuous palace welcomes every year millions of visitors from all over the world to admire the residence of the kings of France.
A short tour of the Palace of Versailles…
The Palace of Versailles is one of the largest castles in the world with nearly 700 pieces organized around the King’s room, in the heart of the palace. During your visit, admire the sumptuous royal apartments richly decorated with gold leaf. Explore the magnificent Gallery of Mirrors, the private apartments, the splendid chapel, the library, the king’s office and the wooden opera where the monarch loved to relax with the comedians. Lully or Moliere were very often welcomed in this high place of artistic creation.It was at Versailles that the notion of dining room appeared. Thus, during your visit, you will discover many dining rooms under Louis XV. You will admire, besides a beautiful carved decoration, a very valuable tableware of which some pieces were recovered after the revolution. A treasure saved from the looting of 1789 !
The visit to the Hall of Mirrors is without a doubt the highlight of your discovery of Versailles. The Hall of Mirrors was a place of passage, waiting and meeting, frequented by the high dignitaries of the court and the courtiers. A genuine architectural masterpiece, the gallery is adorned with 54 chandeliers and 357 mirrors and an exceptional vault painted by Charles Le Brun.
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