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Palace of Versailles

Castle of VersaillesThe Versailles castle with its palace and the gardens counts among the most prestigious of the world's heritage sites and represents the finest and the most accomplished achievement of 17th century French art. This former hunting logde of the king Louis XIII was transformed and enlarged by his son Louis XIV, who installed his court and government there. The chateaux includes the two Trianon Palaces and the Queen's Hamlet. The town of Versailles that was build around the castle bears witness to this rich period of French history. The Chateau de Versaille with the surrounding park and the gardens have been awarded World Heritage status.

Opening hours
The Palace is open every day, except Mondays and some French public holidays or during official ceremonies. The Garden, the Grand Trianon and the Petit Trianon is open every day except in bad weather (garden) or when the ceremonies are held. 26 March to 31 October there is an admission fee.

For latest admission fees to the Palace, gardens and particular attraction of the castle please visit the official website of the Chateau de Versaille:

By SNCF railway - the stop "Versailles-Chantiers" (from Paris Montparnasse), "Versailles-Rives Droite" from Paris Saint-Lazare
By RER - Take line C from Paris and get off on Versailles-Rive Gauche
By Bus n.171 - "Versailles place d'Armes" (from Pont de Sevres)

Castle pictures
Free pictures of the Versailles castle to illustrate your web site:

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Nearby cities: Paris


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