Versailles Palace
photo by Vinayak Hegde

Château de Versailles

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Situated some kilometers from Paris, the castle was originally a hunting lodge, built in 1623 by King Louis XIII. But in 1682, his son, King Louis XIV, transformed it into the castle that it is today, insisting that it should be open for people to visit it.

The Chateau has over 2,000 windows, 700 rooms, over 1,200 fireplaces, 67 staircases and also includes the 75 meters room, known as the Hall of Mirrors, where the Treaty of Versailles was signed in 1919, signifying the end of World War I.

The vast amount and the quality of depictions by famous artists through its paintings, sculptures, tapestries and furniture makes the Chateau de Versailles an outstanding portrait museum with the very best of Italian and French artists of the time being shown.

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