Castle of Versailles

 
Castle of Versailles
21 May 2016 Price range : 0 - 10 USD
Palace of Versailles is one of the largest and most opulent castles in the world. With over 2,100 windows, 1,250 fireplaces and 67 staircases, the Versailles castle is …More
Palace of Versailles is one of the largest and most opulent castles in the world. With over 2,100 windows, 1,250 fireplaces and 67 staircases, the Versailles castle is one of the most visited attractions in France. Being a perfect example of French art of the 18th century, this historic building is on the UNESCO World Heritage list for more than 30 years.
The castle was the official residence until 1789, and has since been regarded as an unofficial residence. Known as the " Cradle of Liberty " , the Palace of Versailles was the place where the population of Paris has expressed dissatisfaction with King Louis the 14th , forcing the royal family to leave behind the decadent life and move in the real capital of France, Paris.
In visiting the Palace of Versailles there are several points that should not be missed, although the entire ensemble is really special. The Queen's apartment has 4 rooms and each was occupied by the each queen, the last one being Marie Antoinette. It underwent many changes that explain the multitude of apartment styles in contrast with the king's apartment. In this apartment, the queens have lived outside the public life (all the kings' children were born in the big bedroom).
The King's apartment, redecorated several times, was last painted between 1671 and 1681 and represents planets revolving around Apollo, God is represented by the sun (emblem of King Louis XIV) in Greek and Roman mythology. The apartment has 7 rooms, each room with a view or: buffet, games, dance room, billiard room during celebrations given by the king.
Hall of Mirrors, 73 meters long, 10.5 meters wide and 12.3 meters high, has painted on the ceiling several scenes from the life of King Louis XIV from when he began his reign in 1661 and until in 1678 when it was the treaty of peace of Nijmegen. The King used to walk through this room every day on his way to the chapel and the apartment. The hall was used to host large receptions, royal weddings and meetings between ambassadors.
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