Versailles 101 ~ Palace & Garden

The Orangerie at Versailles

A Garden within a Castle

One of the most refined achievements of 18th-century French art, the Palace of Versailles would quickly revealed itself as the most prestigious residence of all the courts of Europe with world famous decorators such as Le Vau, iconic architect Mansart or renowned symetry garden designer Andre Le Notre.

The site of Versailles began as Louis XIII’s humble hunting lodge before his son Louis XIV transformed and expanded it, moving the court and government of France from Paris to Versailles in 1682. The seat of power until the French Revolution, the Palace has continued to unfurl its splendour over the course of centuries and has eventually come to epitomise both royal absolutism and neo-classical French art.

Check out the Full day tour which includes a visit to the Grand & Petit Trianon and Marie Antoinette’s hamlet

Click here for the Musical Fountain Show (end of March until end of October)

Versailles-Yard

 FEATURES

  • Skip the Line Private Tour
  •  Private Conference Speaker
  • Colossal Construction Work
  • Stellar authentic reviews