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Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles

Quick facts about Palace of Versailles

  • Name: Palace of Versailles​
  • Established: 1634
  • Location: Near Paris, France
  • Type of attraction: Palace, Museum, Gardens
  • Ticket price: Starting from 18 Euro ($24)

From 1682, under Louis XIV, until the beginning of the French Revolution in 1789, under Louis XVI, the Palace of Versailles was France’s principal royal residence. It is located in the department of Yvelines, in the Île-de-France region, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) southwest of the center of Paris.

In 1789 Louis XVI was compelled to leave Versailles for Paris by 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 a new role.

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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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