Cities of France: Versailles

The business card of the Il de France region is undoubtedly Versailles (Versailles) – the once famous royal residence, and now – a respectable suburb of Paris (only 17 km from the Louvre) and the capital of the Ivelin Department (Yvelines).


Here is a unique complex Versailles Palace www.ChateauVersailles.FR, included in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List. Constructed almost half a century (from 1664 to 1715.) a colossal ensemble and in our days amazing imagination, although in the time it was enough "budget" structure, the expenditures on the construction of which rigidly saved. However, as a result, an amazing structure was obtained, combining elements of almost all known architectural styles at the time and for many years ended with a role model for the entire European aristocracy. The huge park should be added to numerous lounges and gallery, a huge park, made on all landscape design canons and replete with small villas, also built in the XVIII century for members of the royal family. It is not surprising that nowadays the Palace Complex of Versailles is one of the most visited tourist objects of France.

The palace is open to a visit from Thursday to Sunday; from April to October – from 9.00 to 18.00, from November to March – from 9.00 to 17.00; Access is closed during the period of public holidays; Entrance – 13.5 euros. The standard ticket provides free access to the keyrooms and gallery of the palace, but if you plan to visit the Villa in the PC Trianon in the park, Music evenings Grandes Eaux Musicales or "Dancing fountains", It is worth buying the so-called "passport" (The cost of this subscription is different depending on the time of year and the day of the week, on average from 16 to 25 euros). Park is open from April to October from 7.00 to 20.thirty; from November to March – from 8.00 to 18.00; The entrance is free, with the exception of the days of the Grandes Eaux Musicales. It should be borne in mind that in one day to inspect the huge complex of the palace, even a third will clearly fail.

Reviews and studies of trips

Versailles – Fontanov Show!

Home Highlight Garden and generally trips to Versailles, in my opinion, is a musical show fountains! It is usually Saturdays and Sundays from April to October. Read more →

Cities of France Versailles

Smarty yulia | Autumn 2014

Versailles. Village Mary Antoinette

I’ll show you a magnificent park of Versailles. One of the raisins of the Park is a tree Mary – Antoinette with fabulous houses! Gardens of Versaille occupy 900 hectares of the square, the territory is huge! Read more →

Smarty-Yulia.Our website.COM | Autumn 2014

French journey with baby. Part 2

In Versailles, we went almost on the second day after arriving in France. It would seem that such a hurry – not having time to watch Paris, already climb into the suburbs? That was his reason to read on →

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