The Versailles Palace is the most beautiful castle to visit near Paris. Le Chateau de Versailles is located 20 kilometers from Paris and it takes only 30 minutes to go there by metro, with the RER line C5. It is open every day except Mondays. Three million visitors come to Versailles every year.
The King Louis XIV of France transformed his Little hunting lodge into a palace. Louis XIV was called the Sun King. He lived at the Palace of Versailles with abundance and with 10 000 residents. The castle is a big attraction and there is a lot to see!
The main points of interest of Versailles are the splendid Hall of mirrors, King's Queen's apartments, the Throne room and the King's bedroom.
Beside the palace, don't miss the gardens, designed by the famous gardener Andre Le Notre. Walk the meticulous alleys, surrounded by flowers beds, gracious sculptures and fountains.
The Grand Trianon is a palace built for the King and his mistress, the Marquise de Montespan.
The Little Trianon, Marie Antoinette's Estates is a small palace in the park.Visit Palace of Versailles for Free
Shows and musical events at Versailles:
The Versailles Festival starts in June through July. Enjoy concerts, opera, royal fireworks and balls.
Do not worried about finding snacks and drinks inside Versailles Palace.
There are enough places to eat and drink here. Inside the castle , there is Angelina, a tea room that serves snacks and Parisian pastries. A Boutique Laduree is famous for its macaroons.
Outside, the Grand Cafe d'Orleans is more for sandwich and snacks..
In the gardens, La Brasserie de la Girandole and Le Parmentier de Versailles with its specialty Le hachis parmentier.
Near the Grand Canal, La Flottille is a restaurant brasserie and La Petite Venise is an Italian restaurant.
Near Le Trianon, you find the tea shop Angelina.
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Philharmonie de Paris