Versailles

Versailles

Located about 12 miles South-West of the city of Paris, Versailles allows visitors to learn about some of the most important historical events in France’s history as well as being able to see one of the most beautiful buildings in the world – The Palace of Versailles.

No trip to Versailles would be complete without a trip to the Palace of Versailles. It was the principal royal residence up until the French Revolution. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is viewed as one of the greatest achievements in French 17th century art. Today visitors can go into the museum to learn about its place in France’s history. Wander the estate and take in its breathtaking gardens, sculptures and stables. All surrounded by stunning French views of the countryside.

Nestled within the Palace of Versailles estate, lies the estate of Trianon, famed for being Queen Marie-Antoinette (wife of Louis XVI) choice of retreat. Marie-Antoinette transformed the estate into an English style landscaped gardens centered around a hamlet of cottages built around an artificial lake. A gorgeous and tranquil retreat to wander and explore during all seasons.

While the Palace of Versailles might be top of everyone’s to-do list. Why not trying visiting the actual town itself. Steeped in old world rustic charm the town, the elegant style of the wide streets and avenues boasts many museums, cathedrals and open air markets offering visitors a glimpse into more everyday life in this wonderful town.