Versailles

Versailles

The town is quaint, but you’re probably here to visit the famous palace. The monumental building and its gardens were the seat of royal power from 1682, when Louis XIV moved from Paris, until the French Revolution in 1789. Don’t miss the charming smaller Trianon palaces and Marie-Antoinette’s picturesque hamlet. This extremely popular monument is typically very crowded, so it’s best to visit after 3 p.m., and we recommend buying your tickets online, which means you can skip the queues at the cash desks and head straight for entrance A. The easiest way to get to Versailles from central Paris is to take the RER C train to Versailles Château/Rive Gauche.

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