Palace of Versailles
This luxurious 17th century French castle is a masterclass in excess. It has hundreds of acres of magnificently landscaped gardens, more than 700 rooms, a large collection of 18th century French art, an opera house and a 75 m-long hall of mirrors lined with statues and busts. There are no half-measures in its conception or execution (for example: it has more than 1,200 fireplaces!).
It's one of the most visited attractions – and castles – in France, as well as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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Note, ensure that you have the bar code available when showing your ticket. We had some difficulty getting the barcode through the palace wifi because we thought the voucher number was sufficient - it is not!
No long line meant more time to spend there