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Things to do in Chateau de Versailles

One of the most romantic cities of the world, France is an absolute delight for everyone who pays a visit. Since the time France was settled, it has been a leader in terms of its civilization, industrialization, arts, education, and culture. France attracts tourists in droves because it provides insight into the rich history and culture of olden days as well as preserves the ideals of modernity. This is the reason why it is filled to the brim with tourists all year round.

Chateau de Versailles Paris

Created in the 17th century, the idea of building Chateau de Versailles was to demonstrate the absolute and complete power and hierarchy of the French monarchy. It was started under the guidance of Louis KeVau in 1661, but by 1670’s the construction responsibilities were handed over to Jules Hardouin Mansart. The interior designer and painter of the palaces was Charles Le Brun and the landscaping of the place was done by Andre Le Notre. The chateau is covered in marble, woodcarvings, gilt and frescoes, for which all the ideas were taken from Roman and Greek mythology. By the time it was complete Versailles changed from a small village to a thriving city. And this was the purpose to show the power of the wealth of the French rulers of the time. There are plenty of things to do at Chateau de Versailles. It is an extremely romantic spot if a lover or spouse is along and an extremely educational and historical one if family or friends are going together. Be it taking walks or taking pictures of the various artistic features and architectural marvels, Chateau de Versailles does not fail to disappoint. You will find that even an entire day spent at the palace is not enough for its complete exploration as there are so many things to do at Chateau de Versailles.


Visit Chateau de Versailles


There are quite a few things that can be seen and enjoyed at the palaces and its surrounding gardens. Now the chateau is treated as a museum and tourist attraction. There are grand apartments to see, King and Queen’s private apartments to stroll through, the hall of mirrors to check out, chapels of Versailles and the royal opera to explore, Museum of the History of France to go through, as well as gardens of Versailles to check out. There are lots of things to do at Chateau de Versailles. Be it with friends or family, spouses or children, the place is an absolute joy to visit. When you are done checking out the palaces and its surrounding area, you can visit the city of Versaillesand all the attractions offered there. There are also plenty of eateries and fine-dining options as well as hotels where you can stay in for the duration of your trip.

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Things to do in Chateau de Versailles - South Parterre (Parterre Sud)

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Things to do in Chateau de Versailles - South Parterre (Parterre Sud)

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Things to do in Chateau de Versailles - North Parterre (Parterre Nord)

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Things to do in Chateau de Versailles - North Parterre (Parterre Nord)

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Things to do in Chateau de Versailles - Pyramid

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Things to do in Chateau de Versailles - Pyramid

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Things to do in Chateau de Versailles - The Water Walk

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Things to do in Chateau de Versailles - The Water Walk

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Things to do in Chateau de Versailles - Dragon Fountain (Bassin du Dragon)

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Things to do in Chateau de Versailles - Dragon Fountain (Bassin du Dragon)

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Things to do in Chateau de Versailles - Neptune Fountain

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Things to do in Chateau de Versailles - Neptune Fountain

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Things to do in Chateau de Versailles - Latona Fountain and Parterre (Parterre de Latone)

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Things to do in Chateau de Versailles - Latona Fountain and Parterre (Parterre de Latone)

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Things to do in Chateau de Versailles - Green Carpet

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Things to do in Chateau de Versailles - Green Carpet

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Things to do in Chateau de Versailles - Bacchus Fountain

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Things to do in Chateau de Versailles - Bacchus Fountain

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Things to do in Chateau de Versailles - Saturn Fountain

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Things to do in Chateau de Versailles - Saturn Fountain