Known as the sun king, he built the palace of versailles as a means to consolidate absolute power, a series of wars at the end of his reign drained france's wealth versailles a city of north-central france west-southwestern of paris. Introduction often considered the world's greatest palace, versailles was the life's work of louis xiv, the sun king opening hours & admission. Versailles was the royal residence of france for little more than a century (from 1682 until 1789) when the french revolution began louis xiii built a hunting lodge at the village of versailles outside of paris in 1624.
What you can expect i love versailles and its history i am an art historian and i want to show you why the palace of versailles is not only one of the most beautiful royal palaces ever built but also the key to understanding the french monarchy and the french revolution. One of france’s most visited attraction is the incredible palace of versailles this half day visit will give you an overview of the fascinating history of versailles and you will have a chance to explore the palace and its gardens. Versailles palace history louis xiii, king of france since 1610, commissioned in 1624 a hunting lodge in the village of versailles near paris in 1661, his son, king louis xiv, also named sun king , commissioned the design of the great versailles gardens.
A city in n france, near paris: palace of the french kings peace treaty between the allies and germany 1919 95,240 thesaurus antonyms related words synonyms legend: versailles - a palace built in the 17th century for louis xiv southwest of paris near the city of versailles palace of versailles. With the main palace, the trianon palaces, the gardens and the park, versailles is a site whose topography and history are rich located at the beginning of the grand apartments tour, the gallery of the history of the palace is an essential introduction to the visit. The palace of versailles, or simply versailles, is a royal château in versailles in the île-de-france region of france, approximately 15 miles southwest of paris it is also known as the château de versailles. The palace of versailles happens to be a renowned chateau at versailles in franceit stands tall at the ile-de-france domain of the french province back in the time, when the royal chateau was constructed, versailles was known to be a country village.
Gardens of versailles a dazzling accompaniment to the palace of versaille, the gardens of versailles cover 800 hectares of land with sculptures, rare flowers and vivid greenery gaining status as a unesco world heritage site in 1979, the gardens consist of meticulously manicured lawns and grand fountains. The history of western architecture in photos a photographic look at western architecture share flipboard email print stonehenge in amesbury, united kingdom jason hawkes/getty images the baroque palace of versailles in france loop images tiara anggamulia/getty images (cropped) 1650-1790: rococo. Palace of versailles is famous mostly because of the last king to call it home, louis xvi, and his even more famous wife, marie antoinette i was 2 times there, but i hope i will go again the hall of mirrors and the opera room were especially impressive, and the pools and the gardens are. The palace had become an archetypal seat of power and continued to host the most important events in the history of france, such as the declaration of the german empire, signed in 1871 following france's defeat at war by the prussians. By 1682, versailles became the official residence of the court of france and the new seat of government it was enlarged yet again to accommodate a court of 20,000--servants in the palace and military staff.
The palace of versailles is located at versailles, france, and was built in 1631 in the order of louis xiii it has served as the royal palace and numerous other purposes it now serves as a museum of french history. The palace of versailles’ size and finery exhibited louis xiv’s supreme wealth and boasted his power as an absolute monarch the palace itself sent a message to the people of france and to other leaders that louis xiv was in full control. The palace of versailles is an opulent complex and former royal residence outside of paris it has held sway in the public imagination for years because of its architectural grandeur and political. Versailles, town and capital of yvelines département, île-de-france région, north-central france, 14 miles (22 km) southwest of paris the town developed around the 17th-century palace of versailles , built by louis xiv , the principal residence of the kings of france and the seat of the government for more than 100 years.
History of the palace of versailles in 1623, the château de versailles was far from being the baroque architectural masterpiece that it is today with over 800 hectares and 2,300 rooms before settling in the yvelines, all kings resided at the louvre palace , now the famous museum. Palace of versailles the palace of versailles was the official residence of the kings of france from 1682 until 1790 it was originally a hunting lodge, built in 1624, by louis xiii it was originally a hunting lodge, built in 1624, by louis xiii. The palace of versailles is the french jewel in europe's crown of culture and style read about the quintessential, historic landmark where kings and queens of france have lived for centuries.
Versailles full-day vip privileged access behind locked doors - duration: 1:58 city wonders (formerly dark rome tours) 71,591 views. The palace of versailles now has iconic status in popular culture, representing as it does the ultimate statement of skilled craftsmanship, ostentatious consumption and aristocratic insouciance. The palace of versailles was the official residence of the kings of france from 1682 to 1790 the palace was originally built to be a hunting lodge in 1624, by louis xiii, and was expanded by louis xiv around 1669.