The most representative examples of French Baroque style

Versailles Palace ©

There are numerous outstanding architectural jewels in France. Some of the most spectacular buildings were constructed using the French Baroque style. If you are a fan of architecture, visiting at least a few of these will surely make a memorable experience. The following article will include the most representative examples of French Baroque style. Some of the most beautiful buildings are the following: the Château de Dampierre, the Palace of Versaille, the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, the Château de Maisons and others. If you would like to find out more about these buildings, read the following article.

Palace of Versaille

Perhaps the most spectacular example of French Baroque style is the Palace of Versaille. It is extremely popular, attracting dozens of visitors every year. Situated in the suburbs of Paris, the amazing palace is a major landmark and tourist attraction of the city. It served as a hunting lodge, becoming later the residence of Louis XIV. The Sun King turned the building into his breathtaking residential palace, ordering also the construction of the prestigious Grand Apartment. Under his order were designed the beautiful gardens of the palace, too. The Palace of Versaille is open for visitors every day except Monday from 9:00 to 18:30. The prices of the tickets are the following: €20 from April to October and €16from November to March. (September 2012)

Versailles Palace ©

The Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Situated only about 50 km of Paris, in the commune of Maincy, the amazing Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte is an excellent jewel of French Baroque style. Built between 1658 and 1661, the astonishing palace attracts dozens of visitors. The palace’s garden is as astonishing as the building itself. It is characterized by symmetrically designed water basins and canals. The Estate can be visited every day from the 17th of March to the 11th of November from 10:00 until 18:00 and during Christmas Holidays. (December 2012)

Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©

The Château de Maisons

It is an astonishing castle situated in the commune of Maisons-Laffitte, in the administrative region of Île-de-France. Today it is named Château de Maisons-Laffitte. Built between 1630 and 1651, the spectacular castle is an important jewel of French Baroque style. The amazing building includes gorgeous apartments, such as the Appartement de la Renommée, the Appartement du Roi, the Appartement des Aigles and others.

Château de Maisons-Laffitte ©

The Château de Dampierre

The amazing castle can be found in the commune of Dampierre-en-Yvelines. The amazing French Baroque Château de Dampierre is very attractive for visitors. It was built between 1675 and 1683. The exterior and interior of the building are both astonishing. The “grande galerie” is one of the highlights of the castle.



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