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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The audio tour works very well when you can locate the number to key into the device for a commentary on that room. We missed a couple of rooms because the crowds obscured the small sign with number.
It would be nice if you could repeat an area but this is limited by the life of the battery charge.