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Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles

Quick facts

From 1682, under Louis XIV, until the beginning of the French Revolution in 1789, under Louis XVI, the Palace of Versailles, near Paris, was France’s principal royal residence. It is located in the department of Yvelines, in the Île-de-France region.

In 1789 Louis XVI was compelled to leave Versailles for Paris due to the French Revolution. In the 19th century, when it became the Museum of History of France in 1837 by order of King Louis-Philippe, who came to the throne in 1830, it was assigned this new role.

Today, it is one of the most popular attractions and landmarks of Paris and France.

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Top hotels near Palace of Versailles

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Waldorf Astoria Trianon Palace Versailles

Waldorf Astoria Trianon Palace Versailles

The distinctive Waldorf Astoria Trianon Palace Versailles is a 5-star hotel located opposite the Chateau de Versailles in Paris and features a Gordon Ramsay restaurant, with free access to the spa and fitness room. The hotel is only 30 minutes...

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Saint James Albany Paris Hotel Spa

Located in central Paris, opposite the Jardin des Tuileries and the Louvre, Saint James Albany Paris Hotel Spa offers free access to the 500 m2 spa with indoor swimming pool,...

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Hotel Raphael

Hotel Raphael is a 5-star hotel located in the heart of Paris, a 2-minute walk from the Champs-Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe. It has a panoramic terrace and a...

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Tours and trips including Palace of Versailles

Thee tours and trips include in their itinerary Palace of Versailles, either only as a landmark to be seen during the trip or as full visiting attraction.

Interesting facts about Palace of Versailles

Some interesting facts about Palace of Versailles:

  • The Palace was originally a hunting lodge.
  • There was a dress code to visit the gardens attached to the palace.
  • The King Louis XIV used to live in the Louvre and later on relocated to the Palace.
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