The Palace of Versailles, which is one of the finest achievements of French art of the 17th century, is also one of the most visited cultural sites in the world today, receiving about 10 million visitors per year.
The Palace was a former hunting lodge of Louis XIII, before his son, Louis XIV, transformed and extended it into an immense and extravagant complex surrounded by stylized French and English gardens. Louis XIV also installed the Court and the government of France there in 1682.
kings have succeeded each other here until the French Revolution in 1789.
The palace is indeed a sight to behold, for any tourist, as they can explore the stunning Hall of Mirrors, the King’s Grand Apartments, and the beautifully manicured gardens.