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A short train ride from Paris will land you at the stunning Château de Versailles. This perfect day trip location has many sights to behold, such as the 240-foot Hall of Mirrors, the quaint thatched mill known as Hameau de la Reine (gifted to Marie-Antoinette by her husband Louis XVI in 1774) and the magnificent boating lake.
The palace began life in 1623 as a hunting lodge built by Louis XIII and was gradually embellished into the vast spectacle it forms today. At more than 2,000 acres Versailles holds the title of the world’s largest royal domain and took 54 years to complete; the work surviving many a royal Louis, as well as the building’s original architect Louis Le Vau.
Start planning your visit now with our selection of all the entry tickets, tours and events you'll need to explore one of the most extravagant buildings not just in France, but the world.
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