Visiting the wonderful city of Versailles

The Palace of Versailles, view from the gardens en.wikipedia.org

The Palace of Versailles, view from the gardens ©en.wikipedia.org

Versailles is a fascinating city located in the northern part of France, in the region of Île-de-France, more precisely in the Yvelines department. The city is home to some outstanding UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Palace of Versailles and its gardens. Other fantastic sights of the city are Versailles Cathedral, the Church of Notre Dame and the Musée Lambinet. If you would like to find out more about these attractions, read the following guide. The sights of Versailles are with no doubt some of the most astonishing attractions of the region and of the entire country. Visiting the wonderful city of Versailles is a special experience. I am sure that you will enjoy it.

The Palace of Versailles

As one of the most breathtaking cultural attractions of France, the amazing Palace of Versailles was designated a World Heritage Site in 1979. It used to serve as the royal palace of King Louis XIV. He turned the palace into one of the world’s largest palaces, ordering also the construction of the magnificent Grand Apartment, just like the design of the breathtaking gardens. The Palace of Versailles is worldwide famous and attracts a large number of visitors every year. Since the 19th century it has been housed France’s Museum of History. The palace is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 18:30. The prices of the tickets are the following: between April and October the tickets cost €20 and between November and March the tickets cost €16. (February 2013)

The Palace of Versailles, view from the gardens en.wikipedia.org

The Palace of Versailles, view from the gardens ©en.wikipedia.org

The Gardens of Versailles

The outstanding gardens are situated in the western part of the Palace of Versailles. Occupying about 800 hectares, the Gardens of Versailles are just as attractive as the gorgeous palace. The amazing gardens were designated a World Heritage Site and make part of France’s “Remarkable gardens”. There are numerous plantations, fountains, statues and bosquets in the gardens, including the Labyrinth of Versailles. Visiting the gardens is with no doubt an unforgettable experience.

The Orangerie, Gardens of Versailles en.wikipedia.org

The Orangerie, Gardens of Versailles ©en.wikipedia.org

Versailles Cathedral

The beautiful cathedral of Versailles is another fantastic visitor attraction. It is a national monument of France which was built during the 18th century. The cathedral is a beautiful Roman Catholic cathedral which is very attractive for visitors.

The Church of Notre Dame, Versailles

Another religious building of Versailles is the Church of Notre Dame. The construction of the church was ordered by King Louis XIV. It was declared a historic monument of France in 2005. The church is very attractive for visitors, housing numerous sculptures of famous artists.

Versailles Chuch of Notre Dame en.wikipedia.org

Versailles Chuch of Notre Dame ©en.wikipedia.org

Musée Lambinet

Versailles’ municipal museum is the Musée Lambinet. It includes fantastic collections relating to the history of the city, including paintings, furniture, ceramics and others. If you are a lover of history and art, you can not miss to visit the museum.

 

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