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What is Versailles?


Versailles is a wealthy suburb of Paris and a travel destination for many people on a Paris vacation. You can often book tours of Versailles through the same places you book a traditional Paris tour.

Tours of Versailles will take up to an entire day because there is so much to see and do in the area. The most famous destination of a tour of Versailles is the Chateau de Versailles, where the French Monarchy lived up until the French Revolution. The Chateau is often referred to as simply Versailles or the Palace of Versailles to English speakers. Versailles was the center of power in Ancien Regime France and still remains today in excellent condition.

The Chateau is rich with history and is filled with a great deal of art dating deep into France's history including Marie-Antoinette's Chinese Vases, the carriage used for Charles X's Coronation and Louis XVI's “butterfly” cabinet.

Tickets can be purchased in advance from Transilien and FNAC.



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