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Museum of French History, Versailles

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  • Sometimes it's really some digging to get out of the "essential" in order to find some gems. Take 30 to 60 minutes more in your Versailles day for a little history lesson.
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  • During our visit to the Palace of Versailles, we toured the rooms and the hall destined to the Museum of French history, where we could see great paintings of their kings, their great battles and the glorious years of France. Great and interesting at the same time.
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  • Built by the Sun King, Louis XIV, to meet political absolutism of the sovereign, the Palace of Versailles is yet saved by the will of another King, Louis Philippe, between 1833 and 1847. The King becomes Versailles Museum (historical rooms, room of the Crusades, etc) which chronologically traces events selected by the King. At the same time, Louis Philippe is built a place to live in Versailles where he'll stay very little. This museum dedicated to "all the glories" of the France's first leave it to posterity to the King from the Constitution of 1830.
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  • Very rich collection of medieval and 14-18th century military artifacts. The world war exhibits weren't as comprehensive
  • Recommend for those who likes war museums ;)
  • It's all worth a look if you are going to see the resting place of Napoleon.
  • I enjoyed watching this place only from outside, I loved it, the design is something great.
  • Beautiful! Reminds me on Vatican and its square and church.

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Where to stay in Versailles

Though you can visit the palace of Versailles on a day trip from Paris, travelers interested in exporing outside the château should consider staying in the town of Versailles, Rambouillet, or Fontainebleau. All three of these boast historical centers and a number of accommodations for visitors, from swanky hotels to short-term apartment rentals. You may want to avoid the other nearby towns, like Senlis, which don't offer any lodging in their old town centers. To put yourself within walking distance of the grand palace, pick a spot along the main avenue in the town of Versailles. When staying here, you can experience first-hand what city planners took into consideration when building this new capital.
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