Historic Buildings

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  1. Versailles

    Louis XIV turned his father’s old hunting lodge into the largest palace in Europe and moved his court here in 1678. It was the royal residence for more than a century until Louis XVI and his queen Marie-Antoinette fled during the Revolution (see Versailles).

  2. Conciergerie

    Originally home to the caretaker and guards of the Palais de Justice, the ...

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