The Palace of Versailles

By | August 22, 2019

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The Palace of Versailles. Source: (

Of all the royal residences in the world, none have such splendor as Le Château de Versailles in the Île-de-France region, south-west of Paris. While no king or queen resides in the palace today, it is still a symbol of opulence and beauty as well as a totem of French culture and history

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The garden facade of the chateau of Louis XIII in 1660-64. (Engraving by Israël Silvestre) Source: (

What would become the Palace of Versailles started off as a hunting lodge when Prince Louis XIII, came there for his first hunting trip on August 24, 1607. The forests and meadows of Versailles were rich in-game, and the location was convenient to his primary residence and Paris. This pleased the Prince. In late 1624, Louis, now king, built a relatively simple hunting lodge of brick and stone that served as the basis for the later palace.