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Photos: The Palace Of Versailles

The Palace of Versailles is a gorgeous royal Château just outside of Paris, France. It is a marvel of architecture and one of the most beautiful achievements of 18th-century French art. It was originally built as Louis XIII’s hunting lodge, and later his son Louis XIV expanded it, moving the government and the court of France there in 1682. From 1682-1789 it was the center of Power in the Ancien Regime of France. I visited the palace and its gardens on a warm but slightly overcast day in September. Here are some photos of what I saw:


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About Kelly Dunning

A Canadian freelance writer with a love of art, culture, literature and adventure, Kelly loves exploring foreign lands and expressing her experiences through the power of the written word.


  1. I really loved seeing this post because when I lived near Paris I used to visit Versailles every month. The pictures you post are just gorgeous but I do wish you’d share a bit more with the readers about your experiences there.

    One of the best things about Versailles in my opinion is that you can go in the gardens for free any time of the year. While the interior of the palace is striking too, the gardens are actually even better because unlike the interior, which is always the same, they are always blooming and changing, especially between May and August. I used to be able to sit there by the water for hours and just think and picnic. It is very easily accessible for people visiting Paris too.

    I’d love to see a longer article on Versailles if you have time at some point!

  2. Beautiful pictures! I had to be amazing to sit down or stand up and look up and see this type of building display. I hope to make it to quite a few places, but having kids really restricted my income, but hopefully I am able to make it once my kids are grown up. Have twelve more years until the youngest will be old enough to be on his own!

  3. These photos are absolutely stunning. I went to Paris six years ago and it has been my favorite city ever since then. My obsession for Paris may be in my blood because my mother has always loved Paris and she even worked there when she was eighteen. When I was small, she would teach me simple French words and tell me how special this place is to her, which further fuels my fantasy for Paris, later verified by my actual visit.

    The moment when I got off from the plane six years ago and landed on Paris, I knew this place had captured my heart forever and I would always go back to visit, or even buy an apartment there for the rest of my life. France is the most beautiful country to me, and it always will be. It has the nicest people, best cuisine, and most spectacular architectures. Every adventure was a new wonder to me and I couldn’t believe how nice French people actually were to tourists. France gives me such an intense feeling that I will never be able to explain, but I reckon it as a kind of special attachment that every person will be able to develop with their second hometown. I enjoyed my stay in France so much that I dearly missed this unforgettable place even when I got back to my homeland. So these photos definitely remind me of my amazing visit to the Palace of Versailles.

  4. How fantastic that you posted so many photos because if any destination needs a photo essay the Palace of Versailles is a contender. I know this place very well having visited about 10 times over 30 years. This year there is a special train from the Gare de Luxembourg to Versailles which has been decorated and furnished in the style of the palace. It is a wonderful way to get there. Take a look : http://www.chateauversailles.fr/resources/pdf/fr/presse/dp_trains_versailles.pdf

  5. These pictures are amazing. It looks so beautiful. I have never been there and in fact I haven’t spent much time in that part of the world anyways. But it looks so nice and looks like it would be a great place to relax. I just wonder how hard it would be for me to get around since I don’t speak any French, only English. Either way I am putting this on my list of places to see in the near future.

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