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07/05/1664 Louis XIV of France begins construction of the Palace of Versailles

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History of the Palace of Versailles

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Château de Versailles // Palace of Versailles

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Discover PALACE OF VERSAILLES HD

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The Palace of Versailles

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Versailles, France: Ultimate Royal Palace

The Palace of Versailles was the principal royal residence of France from 1682, under Louis XIV, until the start of the French Revolution in 1789, under Louis XVI. It is located in the department of Yvelines, in the region of Île-de-France, about 20 kilometres southwest of the centre of Paris.
    • Essentials 

    • History 

    • Ownership and management 

    • Architecture and plan 

    • Royal Apartments 

    • The Grand Gallery 

    • Royal Chapel 

    • Royal Opera 

    • Museum of the History of France 

    • Gardens and fountains 

    • The Grand Trianon and Petit Trianon 

    • The Hamlet of Marie Antoinette 

    • Modern Political and ceremonial functions 

    • Cost 

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