Visiting the French capital of Paris is something which many people strive to do in their lifetime. But why not think outside the box and aim to see some of the finer things located in the regions around Paris; for example, the Palace of Versailles.
Versailles Palace tours are somewhat popular, with people coming from far and wide in the hope to see one of the grandest palaces in the western world. History fans are also drawn in by the pull of the Versailles Palace as so much has previously happened on these grounds. After all, it is one of the places that sparked enough controversy during the French Revolution to play a significant role in it.
The Versailles Palace is extremely grand, even now in the 21st century it is still wildly extravagant. With its beautiful rooms and stunning gardens, King Louis XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette lived in pure luxury here, seemingly unaffected as the rest of France suffered in the economic downturn, or so the public believed. After the revolution, the palace was turned into the Museum of the History of France, with the gardens and rooms restored.
Versailles Palace tours are brilliant to get a feel of the extravagance the French Royalty had. Explore the wonderful rooms and gardens, and learn in depth all the events which took place in Versailles back when it was a small countryside town.
The most lavish room by far is the Hall of Mirrors. Seventeen decorative mirrors face out onto the dazzling gardens, and was previously used as a meeting place, a daily passageway and the place where the Treaty of Versailles was signed at the end of the First World War.
Ensure to take a Versailles Palace tour when visiting Paris and experience life as it would have been for Louis XVI and his Queen Marie Antoinette.