The Palace of Versailles is one of the most spectacular examples of the grandeur of 18th century French art and architecture. A UNESCO World Heritage site for the last thirty years, this sprawling estate began as Louis XIII's hunting lodge and blossomed into his son's court and center of government in 1682. Known for its exquisite Hall of Mirrors, Grand Apartments, extensive gardens and scandalous history, the Palace and its grounds embody royal absolutism and classical French art in a way unmatched by any other icon of French identity.
Daily except Monday (9:00am until 6:30pm)
Versailles-Rive Gauche (RER C)
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