Just outside the city, Versailles boasts one of the largest palaces in the world. For centuries, the palace served as the official residence of French royalty. With vast gardens to explore, you’ll need the better part of a day to make the most of the château and its gardens.


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The Palace of Versailles (or Château de Versailles) is in the town of Versailles in the Paris suburbs, about 12 miles from the center of the city. Originally a hunting lodge for King Louis XIII, Louis XIV expanded it into one of the largest palaces in the world. The palace became the official royal residence ...

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