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Versailles Travel Guide, France

Versailles, Travel Guide – General Presentation

Any Versaille Travel Guide will reveal you information about the former capital of the kingdom of France, now turned into a rich suburb of the beautiful Paris. The city represents the capital of the department of Yvelines, being populated by a large number of people: 86,400 inhabitants. The name of Versailles comes from the most popular castle in the world, built by Louis XIV. When the chateau was under construction, the suburb was just a small country village. Once with the arrival of the royal family in this place, the area met a period of evolution and development, Versailles turning into a symbol of power and richness. The city is situated on a plateau, surrounded by woods. Its aspect might give you the impression of perfection, due to the king’s desire for symmetry, the streets being built thus in the classical style of rationality and symmetry.

Versailles, Travel Guide – Things to Do

Even if Versailles represents just a suburb of the capital of France, it will take you two or three days only to visit all the amazing gardens, created in the perfect classical style and to discover all the secrets of a glorious past, the traces of which you can find from place to place in the unique park of Versailles. However, if you cannot stay longer than just one day, the local authorities have created a special circuit that will help you to see the main statues and fountains, along with the beautiful symmetrical gardens.

I can bet you couldn’t have imagined that just at the end of Sun King’s Castle you can find an amazing spa, where you can relax after a tiring visiting day. The services there are quite expensive, but you can bath in Versailles’ water and tube just once in your life.

The greatest attraction is represented without doubt by the famous Versailles Chateau, which is opened from Tuesday to Sunday, and in all French holidays, so makes sure you arrive there in this interval. Once you start your discovery of this amazing palace, you cannot possibly miss: Salon de Diane, Salon de Mars, Salon de Mercure, Salon d’Apollon, Salon de Jupiter, Salon de Saturne and Salon de Vénus. Next, you will take a stroll trough the King and Queen’s rooms, the amazing Hall of Mirrors, the Opera, King’s Private Apartments and the King’s and Queen’s small apartment.

Versailles Travel Guide will most certainly help you with any information you might need to make your stay there a perfect one. However, once you have finished your adventure trough the glorious past of the unique France of Roi Soleil, inform yourself about Paris Travel Guide and Le Havre Travel Guide and enrich your knowledge about the world.

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