Visit the Versailles
Visit the Versailles. The Palace of Versailles has been listed as a World Heritage Site for 30 years and is one of the greatest achievements in French 17th century art. Louis XIII’s old hunting pavilion was transformed and extended by his son, Louis XIV, when he installed the Court and government there in 1682. A succession of kings continued to embellish the Palace up until the French Revolution. More about the history of the palace
Today the Versailles is considered the greatest and most famous palace in the world with 2,300 rooms spread over 63,154 square meters. The palace is about 45 minutes (20 kilometers) southwest of Paris by train. There are three train stations in Versailles, the closest one of the Palace is Versailles Château Rive Gauche. More on how to reach the palace
Important. The palace is closed on Mondays. A guided tour is more than advisable. This way you can skip the long lines and learn everything in a condensed way. There are so many things to take in, so much beauty and grandeur to marvel that you can easily feel overwhelmed and skip the important stuff. There are multiple opportunities to stop and eat/drink within the confines of the estate so you can spend a whole day without having to leave the Versailles. You will definitely need it. You probably need more than one visits if you really want to study the magnificence of the place in detail.