Europe's Most-Visited Tourist Attractions

courtyard of Palace of Versailles in Versailles, France
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The new European Grand Tour counts museums, ancient ruins, churches, and some surprises.

No. 12 Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France

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Annual Visitors: 5,900,000

King Louis XIV did a pretty nice job redoing a place that started out as a mere hunting lodge. So nice, in fact, that people trade Paris cafés just for the experience of wandering its hallways, like the gilded Hall of Mirrors—the best place to channel your inner Sun King. en.chateauversailles.fr —Rich Beattie

Source: Palace of Versailles

courtyard of Palace of Versailles in Versailles, France

Europe's Most-Visited Tourist Attractions

No. 12 Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France

Annual Visitors: 5,900,000

King Louis XIV did a pretty nice job redoing a place that started out as a mere hunting lodge. So nice, in fact, that people trade Paris cafés just for the experience of wandering its hallways, like the gilded Hall of Mirrors—the best place to channel your inner Sun King. en.chateauversailles.fr —Rich Beattie

Source: Palace of Versailles

CuboImages srl / Alamy
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