France

Book Hotel

Book Rental Car

Calendars

Cheap Flights

Golf

History

Language

Maps

Music

Places of Interest
  Amiens Cathedral
  Arc de Triomphe
  Champs-Élysées
  Citadel of Besançon
  Disneyland Paris
  Eiffel Tower
  Louvre Museum
  Notre Dame Cathedral
  Palace of Versailles
  Promenade des Anglais
  Reims Cathedral
  More France Attractions

Recipes

Skiing

Towns and Cities
  Amiens
  Besançon
  Bordeaux
  Boulogne-Billancourt
  Brest
  Caen
  Dijon
  Grenoble
  Le Havre
  Le Mans
  Lille
  Lyon
  Marseille
  Montpellier
  Nancy
  Nantes
  Nice
  Orléans
  Paris
  Reims
  Rouen
  Saint-Étienne
  Strasbourg
  Toulon
  Toulouse
  Tours
  More French Cities

Travel Guides

Weather

Links
   France Country Information
   French Recipes
   Learn French Downloads
   Learn French eBooks
   Travel Downloads
   Travel eBooks
   Travel Magazines
   More Links

Click here


 















































 
Travel Guide 2   >   Europe   >   France   >   Places of Interest   >   Palace of Versailles

   
 

Palace of Versailles


The Palace of Versailles (French: Château de Versailles), often simply known as Versailles, is a former royal residence located in in Versailles, a suburb of Paris, which is about 12 miles (20 kilometers) from the central city.

The Palace of Versailles was the center of royal political power in France from 1682 (when King Louis XIV moved from Paris) until 1789, when the royal family was forced to return to the capital after the beginning of the French revolution.

Other historic events that have taken place at the Palace of Versailles include:
  • On January 18th 1871, during the Franco-Prussian War, Prussian King Wilhelm I, was proclaimed German Emperor in the Halls of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles.

  • The Palace of Versailles was the site of the post-World War I, Paris Peace Conference that took place in 1919.

  • The Treaty of Versailles, formally concluding World War I, was signed in the Hall of Mirrors on June 28th 1919.
Today, the Palace of Versailles is both a museum and a popular tourist attraction, as well as still being used for political functions. Among the political functions, the Palace is used for include as place for meeting foreign Heads of State, and as the site where the French Sénat (upper house of the Parliament of France) and Assemblée nationale (lower house of the Parliament of France) meet in congress to revise or amend the French Constitution.

For more information about Palace of Versailles, please visit the official website:

Related Links


Related Links:
  • Paris Museum & Sightseeing Pass
    The Paris Pass is a sightseeing card which gives holders FREE ENTRY to over 60 sights and tourist attractions in Paris. Some of the most popular attractions which can be visited free with the Paris Pass are the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe, a Seine river cruise, an open top bus sightseeing tour, the Grevin Wax Museum and the Palace of Versailles - to name but a few.
    (Advertisement)

Comments about Palace of Versailles


Please share your comments about Palace of Versailles, France:

   


Books about Palace of Versailles


Disclosure: Products details and descriptions provided by Amazon.com. Our company may receive a payment if you purchase products from them after following a link from this website.

Versailles: A Biography of a Palace

By Tony Spawforth

Griffin
Released: 2010-03-16
Paperback (320 pages)

Versailles: A Biography of a Palace
List Price: $21.99*
Lowest New Price: $10.33*
Lowest Used Price: $6.78*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 11:13 Pacific 25 Jun 2017 More Info)


Click Here
  • Griffin
Product Description:

Called "fast-paced" (Kirkus Reviews) and "highly engrossing" (Publishers Weekly), this is the behind-the-scenes story of the world's most famous palace.

The story of Versailles is one of high historical drama mixed with the high camp and glamour of the European courts, all in an iconic home for the French arts. The palace itself has been radically altered since 1789. Versailles sets out to rediscover what is now a vanished world: a great center of power and, for thousands, a home both grand and squalid.

Using the latest historical research, Spawforth offers the first full account of Versailles in English in over thirty years. He probes the conventional picture of this "perpetual house party" and gives full weight to the darker side: not just the mounting discomfort of the aging palace but also the intrigue and status anxiety of its aristocrats, as well as the changing place of Versailles in France's national identity since 1789.

Many books have told the stories of the royals and artists living in Versailles, but this is the first to turn its focus on the palace itself―from architecture to politics to scandal to restoration.

Palace Of Versailles: France's Royal Jewel (Castles, Palaces & Tombs)

By Linda Tagliaferro

Brand: Bearport Publishing
Library Binding (32 pages)

Palace Of Versailles: France s Royal Jewel (Castles, Palaces & Tombs)
List Price: $25.27*
Lowest New Price: $18.36*
Lowest Used Price: $12.66*
Usually ships in 1-2 business days*
*(As of 11:13 Pacific 25 Jun 2017 More Info)


Click Here
  • Used Book in Good Condition
Product Description:
Step into a world of royal beauty when kings and queens lived in grand luxury at the Palace of Versailles: France's Royal Jewel. Young readers will wander through the decorated rooms and extensive gardens of the Palace, originally built as a hunting lodge and now a national museum in France. Through the story of Versailles, students will meet the kings who ruled a nation, and the ordinary citizens who changed French history forever. Four-color photos, maps, timelines and compelling narratives guarantee to inform and entertain."

Versailles

By Jean-Marie Perouse De Montclos

Brand: Artabras
Hardcover (160 pages)

Versailles
List Price: $29.98*
Lowest Used Price: $48.94*
*(As of 11:13 Pacific 25 Jun 2017 More Info)


Click Here
  • Used Book in Good Condition
Product Description:
This text traces the transformation of Louis XIII'S modest hunting lodge into the apotheosis of the French monarchy. Versailles' importance as the expression of European absolutism but also as an experimental design workshop is examined.

Versailles

By Gerald Van Der Kemp

Crescent
Released: 1988-12-12
Hardcover

Versailles
List Price: $14.99*
Lowest New Price: $63.90*
Lowest Used Price: $3.74*
*(As of 11:13 Pacific 25 Jun 2017 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:
Hardcover Book with Dustcover

Palace of Versailles

By eTips LTD

Released: 2014-08-25
Kindle Edition (181 pages)

Palace of Versailles
 
Product Description:
Stop carrying heavy tours guide in your pocket. TRAVEL LIGHT!!!

Relevant info for must see attractions such as History of Versailles, Time to visit, Tickets and Rates, Getting there, Gastronomy, The Palace, Gallery of Battles, The Gallery of the History of the Palace, The Hall of Mirrors, The King’s Grand Apartment, The King’s chamber, The Queen’s Grand Apartment, The King's interior apartments, The Royal Chapel, Apartments of the Dauphin and the Dauphine, Mesdames’ Apartments, Apartments of Marie-Antoinette, The Apartment of the Marquise de Pompadour, Museum of French History, The Congress room, Gardens & Park, Fountains, The Grand Canal, The Water Parterres, The Walks, Sculptures, The Orangerie, The Groves, The Grand Trianon, among others.

Tips and advices to travellers, how to get into the city of Versailles, how to move around, most popular places, safety tips, etc...

The travel guide is made based on travellers advices.

If you have any information or feedback or if you want to see something new, please feel free to contact us at: contact@etips.com

Discover more travel guides at www.etips.com

The Palace of Versailles (First Discovery/Art S)

By Christian Heinrich

Moonlight Publishing
Spiral-bound (30 pages)

The Palace of Versailles (First Discovery/Art S)
List Price: $11.99*
Lowest New Price: $9.94*
Lowest Used Price: $7.94*
Usually ships in 1-2 business days*
*(As of 11:13 Pacific 25 Jun 2017 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:
Spend a day with the Sun King, Louis XIV, in his magnificent palace. Afterwards take a walk in the huge palace gardens adorned with splendid statues and magnificent fountains. A center gatefold highlights the Hall of Mirrors.

A Day at Versailles: Illustrated Guide to the Palace, Museum, Park and the Trianons (Classic Reprint)

By L. Bernard

Forgotten Books
Paperback (134 pages)

A Day at Versailles: Illustrated Guide to the Palace, Museum, Park and the Trianons (Classic Reprint)
List Price: $9.57*
Lowest New Price: $9.57*
Lowest Used Price: $16.29*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 11:13 Pacific 25 Jun 2017 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:
Excerpt from A Day at Versailles: Illustrated Guide to the Palace, Museum, Park and the Trianons

Vast numbers of visitors come to Versailles to spend a day in visiting the Palace, its halls and rooms, the Museum, the Park, and the Trianons. It is advisable if possible to divide the visit into two or three days, but it is. Possible in a single day to see this fine collection, if no time be lost and the visitor be well directed. Such is the object of the present guide. In following exactly the routes we indicate, and in examining those objects which are mentioned as worthy of attention, and at the same time passing rapidly where we recommend no stay to be made, the visitor will leave the Palace having seen all its beauties ceilings and decorations, grand marble mosaics, sculptured and gilded wainscotting, lintels, copper carvings, antique furniture, pictures, busts, etc. That is to say the visitor will have had under his eyes the most beautiful specimens of the nu and mu eonturies. The connoisseur, the casual visitor and the artist will all find their tastes gratified, whether of pleasure or utility.

A few historical notes will furnish all necessary information upon what has been done in the galleries and halls, and what purpose they served in times past, from what period they date, their style, and the principal artists whose master pieces they are.

The engravings which accompany the text will assist the visitor in retaining a souvenir of what he may have admired. The plans will facilitate the inspection of the halls of the Palace, the principal rooms of the Museum, the gardens and statues of the Park.

About the Publisher

Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Versailles: The Palace, the Gardens, Trianon -- Complete Tour

By Gerald van der Kemp

Editions d'art Lys
Paperback (61 pages)

Versailles: The Palace, the Gardens, Trianon -- Complete Tour
Lowest Used Price: $3.17*
*(As of 11:13 Pacific 25 Jun 2017 More Info)


Click Here


 
 
 

 
 
Note: Our company does NOT provide travel, vacation, hotel, car rental services or associated products or services. Any links (including but not limited to banners, text links, or search forms) to such items on this web site are adverts from third parties. Sorry we can NOT answer questions about these types of products or services.

Unless specifically noted on the page in question, our company is NOT associated with attractions or places of interest that may be described on this website. In such cases, we have often provided links to the official sites where possible, or other third party sites containing useful information, purely as a courtesy and for informational purposes only.

All information about attractions, places of interest, travel destinations, travel services, etc., was believed to be correct at the time it was prepared, but may be change at any time. Readers are advised to check with their travel agent, travel provider, or the attraction operator, for current information.


Copyright © 2007-2017, Answers 2000 Limited

CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE COMES FROM AMAZON SERVICES LLC. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.
CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE,COMES FROM AMAZON EU S. r.l. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.

Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

In Association With Amazon.com
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
In Association With Amazon.co.uk
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.

Our sites use cookies, some of which may already be set on your computer. Use of our site constitutes consent for this. For details, please see Privacy.

Contact Us   Privacy   Terms of Use   Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures