Exploring the Palace of Versailles

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When people say they’re going to travel to France, the top city to visit will probably Paris. Who wouldn’t want to be in one of the top shopping capitals of the world, right? But then again on the other hand, there are other cities out there that are waiting to be explored such as Nice, Lyon or perhaps Versailles?

So, today, we’re taking you to see the little city of Versailles and we’ll also get you into the King Louis XVI’s château. The city of Versailles is around 15 miles away from Paris which can be reached simply by train.

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You can actually walk from the station all the way to Château de Versailles; although it isn’t a short walk, it isn’t very tiring as well. One of the things to love about the city is the well-kept characteristics of it. Versailles was filled with everything beautiful and vintage and it makes you feel like you’re home.

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Notre Dame

Walking your way over to King LOUIS XVI’s Château will never get boring as on every corner, you’ll always see something unique and pleasing to the eye. Every building or monument is worth a capture in your camera. There are also small boutiques that sells all sorts of stuff which will definitely steal away your attention. But an advice, buy them after you get back from the Palace of Versailles. The King’s Château isn’t is huge than you can even imagine and you wouldn’t want to carry extra bags with you while on the tour.

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Miniature model of the Château

Miniature model of the Château

Château de Versailles, was and still is a symbol of the system of absolute monarchy of the Ancien Régime. The place used to house the French Government until after the French Revolution in 1789 where it became the permanent residence of King Louis XVI and the rest of the Royal Family.

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The château was famous for its gardens where it covers 800 hectares of land. It’s so huge that it took 40 long years to complete. King Louis must have loved gardens so much that he has one for taking a bath and even one for entertainment.

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The Orange Garden

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This is King Louis XVI’s greenhouse! Yup, you read that right. He always looked at himself as the Sun God and during the people he would let tons and tons of oranges roll out of that door onto the pathway. His people on the other hand believed that he truly was the Sum God. During his time, who would have ever thought anyone could grow fruits during winter!

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Do you see that long grass path over there in the middle? It’s to be taller than the Eiffel Tower.

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Hall of Mirrors

One of the most visit worthy rooms within the palace, is the Hall of Mirrors. In their time, mirrors were an object of wealth so a 240 feet long room containing 357 mirrors, it cannot be denied by his people that he was indeed the Sun King.

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Marie Antoinette’s bed

Marie Antoinette’s bedroom is also worth a visit. This is her dainty floral bed room filled with everything gold. Real gold by the way.

FUN FACTS:

The Château can accommodate around 60,000 people.

King Louis XVI had over 200 servants to carry out various chores!

Hundreds of people ran the kitchen but because it was so far from the dining area, the food always came in cold for the King.

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