Ranked #73 in our ‘100 Ultimate Travel Experiences of a Lifetime’ countdown.
The town of Versailles in the Île-de-France region of France, 20 minutes by train from Paris.
The gigantic, gorgeous, gilt-edged Château de Versailles is the former palace of French kings, and now a museum to this ultimately tragic dynasty.
One of the most spectacular examples of French 18th-century architecture and art, Versailles is legendary in its proportions, grandeur and opulence.
From the Hall of Mirrors to Marie Antoinette’s private playground of the Petit Trianon, wandering the rooms, the halls and the grounds of this confection is an endless exercise in thrilling the eye.
“Visit to understand the outrageous opulence of royal living.”
– Christine Manfield
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