Palace of Versailles
The 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.
Nearby cities: Paris
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