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Palace of Versailles, Versailles

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Considered the most illustrious and opulent castle in all of France, Palace of Versailles exemplifies the most beautiful achievements of French art in the 18th century. This former seat of royal power now chronicles the country's past as a museum of the history of France. On your exploration of the numerous buildings, be sure to see the the lavish Hall of Mirrors, the Queen’s bedchamber, the ecclesiastical chapels, and the King's Grand Apartments. If you love books, don’t miss the library, with its delicately carved wooden and stone panels. In the Clock Room, admire the famous astronomical clock encased in bronze. Arrive as early as possible to avoid long entrance lines. Even with advanced tickets, you'll have to wait your turn at the security checkpoint. Alternatively, book a local guide service to bring you to the château and skip the long lines altogether. Make Palace of Versailles a part of your Versailles vacation plans using our Versailles trip builder site.
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  • Decided to visit independently. The queues were horrendous. Definitely worth pre- booking. Initially the the first ticket for the palace was 2.30pm however by the time we got to buy tickets this had.....  more
    Decided to visit independently. The queues were horrendous. Definitely worth pre- booking. Initially the the first ticket for the palace was 2.30pm however by the time we got to buy tickets this had.....  more »
  • The Palace is outstanding, but be prepared for lots of walking, and stairs. Wear comfortable shoes. The “audio guides” can easily be downloaded from the app, and are very useful. Can get crowded at... 
    The Palace is outstanding, but be prepared for lots of walking, and stairs. Wear comfortable shoes. The “audio guides” can easily be downloaded from the app, and are very useful. Can get crowded at...  more »
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  • A beautiful place. Pictures are very good when sky is blue. You can visit it any time, but during spring time you can see flowers planted near the trees. In summer you can admire singing fountains and you can spend all day in the gardens. You are allowed to bring food and have a snack. You also have a restaurant at the entrance and toilets. Toilets are available only presenting your vaccination.
  • Great palace with a bunch of art work. We visited the gardens as well with musical fountains. Hot day. Would have enjoyed it even more perhaps if not that hot. Be prepared for long walks in the sun in the gardens. You will love if you are a french history buff.

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