Palace of Versailles, Versailles

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  • July 18, 2017
    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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  • November 3, 2016
    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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  • August 25, 2016
    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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  • September 6, 2017
    The palace is Absolutely most impressive place in France. 18 euro including audio guide which is very good. The palace wow. It's amazing. But need to wait 1-2 hours. The security check is quite slow. Food and drink are expensive. The garden is quite big and nice. But seems like it's not free anymore.
  • September 9, 2017
    The palace of Versailles is amazing. It is such a large structure it is hard to take it in in a very short time. This structure is so large it so beautiful and there is so much to see that it should be planned as a day trip. I cannot Express how beautiful and or inspiring this building and grounds around it are. Its a must see! The city of Versailles beats Paris hands down for a true experience of what France has to offer.
  • September 6, 2017
    The place overflows with grandeur, but... honestly, having done a good amount of castles in a week, the audio guide for this one was pretty bad. It focuses too much on the art and architecture (which I love!) and leaves aside almost completely the history factor. What happened in this castle? How was everyday life? What great events took place here? I was lucky to have a French friend with me who knew a little of the place and its history, because otherwise it would've been a very pointless visit. On the bright side, art is everywhere on this castle. Wherever you look there's a statue, painting, carving or just something that deserves appreciation. There's also plenty of seating spots so you can take your time and really see everything. If you go, keep in mind that the castle visit itself lasts around 1.30h (2 if you do it thoroughly). I recommend getting the access for the Trianon too, bringing some sandwiches to eat in the parks and making a whole day out of it :)
  • August 9, 2017
    You had to tear me away, there is so much to see here. The palace is beyond description, the tour guides are great, friendly and helpful. If you take the train up to Versailles from Paris, a good tip is to grab one of the bike carriages up to the palace cause you will spend the rest of your day walking, so treat yourself and it helps pass part of the crowd. Typically there is a line, but well worth any wait.
  • July 21, 2017
    Must see when visiting Paris. Would try to get there early to minimize the queue time. The Palace is easy to do self guided or with audio guide. Take a couple of hours to walk through the rooms and a couple more to go through the magical gardens. From the front gates that greet you to every room inside, attention to detail and ornate beauty is all around. The hall of mirrors is a fun stop as the museum forces you along a path that walks right through it. The garden ticket is worth it. Immaculately maintained, you can have a nice lunch and relax among the beauty.

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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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