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France-000422 - Palace of Versailles

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Going to the gardens for a very short look.

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The Palace of Versailles is a royal château in Versailles in the Île-de-France region. When the château was built, Versailles was a country village, today it is a wealthy suburb of Paris, some 20 kilometres southwest. The court of Versailles was the center of political power in France from 1682, when Louis XIV moved from Paris, until the royal family was forced to return to the capital in October 1789 after the beginning of the French Revolution.

 

Louis XIV (5 September, 1638 – 1 September, 1715), known as Louis the Great or the Sun King. He had Versailles expanded into one of the largest palaces in the world.

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