Unfortunately, it was another rainy day at Palace of Versailles, but this time outdoor photos were tolerable.
The Palace of Versailles is located in city of Versailles, capital of province of Yvelines, on southwestern outskirts of Paris, France. It was royal palace of France from 1682 to 1789. Versailles, located 18 km southwest of Paris, is most majestic and luxurious royal palace in Europe. It is also one of top ten royal palaces in world, and its scale and opulence far exceeds Louvre. It is far away from Paris, so it is not among representative buildings of Paris. It is said that some palaces in Europe imitated its style, such as Summer Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia (I want to share my travel experience in Russia with you in a few days) .
The Palace of Versailles was originally a small village, a hunting palace built by Louis XIII in forests of Versailles in 1624. In 1661 King Louis XIV of France began building palace, followed by dynastic repairs and reconstructions. The palace was completed in 1689 and French royal family moved here from Louvre in Paris to settle here. Until Louis XVI was thrown by Parisians on guillotine in Place de la Concorde during French Revolution and beheaded. The history of Palace of Versailles as a French court came to an end.
It is said that it will take more than an hour to see long line inside and outside in drizzle. We also used a special passage due to elderly and quickly entered this magnificent palace. Get headphones with multilingual explanations for free, but you can’t listen to them everywhere, women in portraits are very rich and probably eat well, portraits have a taste for life, and there are many portraits and sculptures on display. Go for a while and take some photos.