Visit the Palace of Versailles

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 Palace of Versailles......breathtaking, rich in textures and colors, architecture amazing.  The palace is hard to describe in is beyond enormous and grand.  It is being re-guilded and it is sparkly and bright outside.  The gardens impeccable....

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 Went on a schooltrip to Paris. We visited Versailles one day before going home and I was surprised by how beautiful this palace is!! Even the gates are gold plated, I just couldn't believe my eyes!

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Visiting the Château de Versailles was a dream come true! It's beauty took my breath away countless times. I loved it so much I returned 2.5 years later, and would happily go back again! :)

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 The most splendid palace I have seen yet dragging along my friends who weren't interested but were when they were in awe before it. Though the queue to get in took away half the day it was worth it to see where the history took palace and get lost in the gardens, which we did as they are so large we struggled to find our way back.

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 It's a beautiful palace, but be warned; August is peak season and you will queue for hours to get in. Once inside, its full to the brim with people. Luckily the place I thought was most  interesting, the chapel, was off limits to tourists so you are free to take a peek without anyone standing inside it. 

As beautiful as this place was, both me and my mum were underwhelmed by it. We'd both been to other palaces and castles and enjoyed them more because they had a lot more of the possessions of the people who lived there. There was very few of anything inside besides paintings and the occasional room that had beds or tables in it. Most rooms are completely empty. It is mainly the overall architecture, painted ceilings and chandeliers that we enjoyed looking at.

Overall I'm glad I went, and it's always interesting to have been somewhere so culturally significant. Anyone who has never been to anything similar should definitely go inside, but if you are well travelled in terms of palaces and castles, you probably wont see much here that you haven't seen before :P

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The Palace of Versailles was the principal royal residence of France from 1682, under Louis XIV, until the start of the French Revolution in 1789, under Louis XVI. It is located in the department of Yvelines, in the region of Île-de-France, about 20 kilometres (12 miles) southwest of the centre of Paris.

The palace is now a historical monument and UNESCO World Heritage site, notable especially for the ceremonial Hall of Mirrors, the jewel-like Royal Opera, and the royal apartments; for the more intimate royal residences, the Grand Trianon and Petit Trianon located within the park; the small rustic Hameau (Hamlet) created for Marie Antoinette; and the vast Gardens of Versailles with fountains, canals, and geometric flower beds and groves, laid out by André le Nôtre. The Palace was stripped of all its furnishings after the French Revolution, but many pieces have been returned and many of the palace rooms have been restored.

In 2017 the Palace of Versailles received 7,700,000 visitors, making it the second-most visited monument in the Île-de-France region, just behind the Louvre and ahead of the Eiffel Tower.

I visited Versailles during my high school trip with a group of people. The castle is fabulous and it's incredible to see all its opulence. I didn't visited the gardens, so I will do that the next time I will go visit Versailles.

The only thing I hated was that there were TOO MUCH people for the size of the rooms, so you can't take your time to admire the beauty of the place because you have to walk with a flock of people throughout the different rooms of the castle.

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Very guilded! The grounds were beautiful!! Hall of Mirrors was impresive!


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