The Palace of Versailles in Paris

Posted by on November 15, 2012

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Monument and attraction of the most famous of Paris and France, the Palace of Versailles was built as a simple hunting lodge to become, with Louis XIV, a true royal residence. The conversion began in 1661 and since 1682 the court was transferred there on a permanent basis. During the Revolution of 1789 the Palace was robbed and beaten as a symbol of the monarchy. In 1837 the building was restored and became the Museum of French History. Since 1979, UNESCO included the palaces and gardens of Versailles among property protected as World Heritage.

Palace of Versailles garden

Palace of Versailles garden

Palace of Versailles whole garden

Palace of Versailles whole garden

Statue

Statue

A visit to Paris and the Ile de France is not complete without a pass, even so fleeting, through the Royal Palace!

Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles

Times: From April 1st to October 31st: Castle, from Tuesday to Sunday 9-18.30. Trianon and Marie Antoinette’s estate 12 – 18.30. Gardens, every day from 7 to 19 (for pedestrians open until 20.30). From November 1st to March 31st: Castle, from Tuesday to Sunday 9-17.30. Trianon and Marie Antoinette’s estate 12 – 17.30. Gardens, 8-18.

Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles

Hall of Mirrors

Hall of Mirrors

Admission free for students, children, and people with disabilities. 13.50 euro castle, Castle of Trianon of Marie Antoinette seal + French gardens and Anglo Chinese 10 € (6 € from November 1 to March 30). After 15 apply reduced rates: 10 € Castle, Castle + exhibitions 11.50. After 16 hours the castle estate of Marie Antoinette’s Trianon + 6 euro. The path of the kings at night (from 20 June to 12 September, from 18.30 to 21) € 15.

Palace of Versailles at Night

Palace of Versailles at Night

Versailles photos: Eyad Al Shami, M Foster, Alexandr brudermann, Lanis Rossi, Scott Kelby, Zadok Shmuel, davidrutherford.

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