Palace of Versailles
palace in Versailles, France and location of the Museum of the History of France
The Palace of Versailles, or simply Versailles, is a royal castle in Versailles, France.
|Palace of Versailles|
Château de Versailles
Garden facade; Hall of Mirrors; Gardens of Versailles
|Coordinates||48°48′17″N 2°07′13″E / 48.8048°N 2.1203°ECoordinates: 48°48′17″N 2°07′13″E / 48.8048°N 2.1203°E|
|Floor area||67,000 m² (721,182 ft²)|
|Official name||Palace and Park of Versailles|
|Criteria||Cultural: i, ii, vi|
|Inscription||1979 (3rd Session)|
|Buffer zone||9,467 ha|
In French, it is often called the Château de Versailles. When the castle was built, Versailles was a country village, but it is now a suburb of Paris.
From 1682, when King Louis XIV moved from Paris and lived in this palace, until the royal family was forced to return to the capital in 1789, the Court of Versailles was the centre of power in the Ancien Régime. Versailles is therefore famous not only as a building, but as a symbol of absolute monarchy.
- Thompson, Ian. The Sun King's Garden: Louis XIV, André Le Nôtre And the Creation of the Gardens of Versailles. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2006 (hardcover, ISBN 1-58234-631-3).
- Reviewed Archived 2008-06-22 at the Wayback Machine by Peter Parker in the Telegraph Archived 2019-06-03 at the Wayback Machine, October 1, 2006.
- Reviewed Archived 2008-06-22 at the Wayback Machine by John Adamson in the Telegraph Archived 2019-06-03 at the Wayback Machine, 2006.
- Official French Website
- Official English Website
- The Hall of Mirrors Restoration Archived 2007-01-09 at the Wayback Machine (in French)
- Pictures of : "Les Grandes Eaux Nocturnes" (in French)
- Palace of Versailles photos
- Visiting information Palace of Versailles Archived 2007-11-21 at the Wayback Machine