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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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  • Where to begin? Let’s start with the HUGE snaking line to get in. Spent 20/30 mins standing in a line to get in. Not organised at all either they were scanning tickets but certainly not checking the.....  more
    Where to begin? Let’s start with the HUGE snaking line to get in. Spent 20/30 mins standing in a line to get in. Not organised at all either they were scanning tickets but certainly not checking the.....  more »
  • As the palace was sold out, we opted for a delightful walk through the palace garden. It is enormous and it was a hot day so we took our time and walked in the shade when we could. 
    As the palace was sold out, we opted for a delightful walk through the palace garden. It is enormous and it was a hot day so we took our time and walked in the shade when we could.  more »
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  • Amazing! This is a great experience. If you get the chance do visit. There is a free audio tour which you can download as an app. The rooms and the content are fabulous. Yes, it’s very popular. There are timed tickets for the Palace itself which are very good value. The grounds do require a lot of walking but you can hire a buggy. The fountains are beautiful and if you can do walk down to the boating lake. A good number of cafes and restaurants at the bottom of the gardens. We returned in the evening to see the water fountains display and fireworks. Over 3 hours of entertainment. My advice is to download the free map so you can see all the displays. You can bring a picnic for the evening.
  • 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.

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