With hundreds of acres of splendid gardens and ornaments wherever you look, this 17th century French castle is a master class in style. Feel part of royalty with this entry that allows you to skip the purchase queue. While the splendor makes your eyes happy, the included audio guide will fill you with context and history.
Incredible as it may seem, this complex began as a humble hunter's hut made of brick and stone for Louis XIII. His son Luis XIV (the Sun King) followed his own path, turning it into a huge monument to the architecture, art and good taste of the French monarchy. There are no half-measures neither in its conception nor in its execution (it has more than 1,200 chimneys).
The opulence is even more evident in the Galerie des Glaces (Gallery of Mirrors), a ballroom of 75 m in length decorated with statues and busts. It contains 17 arched windows, each one ornamented with 21 individual mirrors. For those who follow the account, it means that the light is reflected in a total of 357 mirrors.
But the Palace of Versailles does not owe fame only to its majesty, it was also the place where the Treaty of Versailles was signed, which put an end to the First World War. Versailles is one of the most visited attractions in France, as well as being a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The audio guide included in the entry provides you with all kinds of information and anecdotes about the history of this acclaimed complex.