Palace of Versailles, Versailles

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Considered the most illustrious and opulent castle in all of France, Palace of Versailles exemplifies the most beautiful achievements of French art in the 18th century. This former seat of royal power now chronicles the country's past as a museum of the history of France. On your exploration of the numerous buildings, be sure to see the the lavish Hall of Mirrors, the Queen’s bedchamber, the ecclesiastical chapels, and the King's Grand Apartments. If you love books, don’t miss the library, with its delicately carved wooden and stone panels. In the Clock Room, admire the famous astronomical clock encased in bronze. Arrive as early as possible to avoid long entrance lines. Even with advanced tickets, you'll have to wait your turn at the security checkpoint. Alternatively, book a local guide service to bring you to the château and skip the long lines altogether. Make Palace of Versailles a part of your Versailles vacation plans using our Versailles trip builder site .
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  • I visited this palace on a cold day. The architecture is good. I have never really liked the ancient golden carving work. I miss finesse in these. The way the palace is hyped, I was rather disappointe...  more »
  • Versailles was home of the Sun King and the palatial model to be followed by European courts of the 18th century. In Versailles all is great, its gardens, its sources and the Palace itself. Of the whole I prefer the small circular temple dedicated to the God of love and the small rural village with queen Maria Antoinette took refuge. The Palace, I stay with the Hall of mirrors. For being the place of the signing of treaties of peace in European wars and on the other because it is amazing imagine dancing in this large room under the light of the candles reflected in all the mirrors and the sound of music
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  • A visit to the Palace of Versailles is a must if you are interested in French History. The gardens are breath taking and the Trianon a hidden gem .  more »
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  • Go early. Try to reach before 10. Book tickets online. Nice place. Beautiful palace. Surroundings are beautiful Take head phones if you are planning for audio guide. You are not allowed to carry food inside the palace. You will have to leave your food bag at the baggage counter. They don't charge you for this. Toilets available in every corner inside the palace. And it's free. Best way to reach is the metro . Easy and comfortable. Walking from the station to palace is just 10 min. There are a lot of restaurants and takeaways along the street to palace.
  • Easy to access from the centre of Paris via train. Versailles is in a league of its own when it comes to palaces (I’ve been in many!). The detail and exceptional quality will leave your breathless. The gardens are also picturesque. Once you step inside the palace, you almost feel as if you’re stepping back in time when House of Bourbon ruled.
  • Five stars are not enough for this place. Tips: Buy the annual pass. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Renting the golf carts to drive around is a good way to see this historic place. Beautiful gardens and beautiful location. Go early and be prepared for waiting in lines. Worth visiting. Highly recommended!!
  • Awe inspiring...on busy days it's good to get "skip the line" passes. During the winter be prepared for sudden showers so pack an umbrella. Once inside, just walk around and soak it all in. If you love history and architecture then it's for you. You can use Google to provide info about the exhibitions and skip the audio tour.
  • This place is a must-visit on your holiday trip to Paris. You will be able to appreciate the beauty of the castle, and spend more time in the chambers, during the off-season when there isn't a lot of crowd. It's hard to explore the entire area by foot in one day. One can hire a private vehicle (like a golf car) to enjoy the huge expanse of the castle.

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