Versailles is a town which stands about 20 km away from Paris. This magnificent Villa is situated in the little village of Versailles and is an affirmation of the Sun Kings Parody. This city was found back in 1038 and carries a lot of historical significance. In French, the Palace of Versailles is recognized as Chateau de Versailles. It is a symbol of absolute monarchy. During the 16th century the rulers of Versailles were the Gondi Family. King Louis XIII became powerful and expended his reign by withholding land in the vicinity including Gondi’s property. Louis XIV who is considered as the sun king built this strong structure which stands proud even today. The interior of the palace is simply fascinating with art, sculptures and architecture which have lasted for many centuries. During the French Revolution the extraordinary collection of antiques, paintings and other masterpieces in the palace were transferred to the Louvre.
Versailles Palace is now the museum of the History of France even though it was the official seat of power previously. The Hall of Mirrors is considered as Louis XIV’s most celebrated contribution to the Palace of Versailles. It has 17 mirrored arches where each arch holds 21 mirrors. It gives a magnificent view of the ever beautiful garden of Chateau de Versailles. This spacious hall is 73 meters in length, 10.5 meters broad and 12.3 meters high. The significance of this hall is that the Treaty of Versailles was signed in this very hall. The Chapel of Versailles was heightened around 1710. The architecture of the chapel is a mix of Baroque and Gothic also it shows features of a cathedral in the medieval age including the pointed roof and gargoyles.
The Apartment of the Planets also known as the Grand Apartment is important because each of the seven salons of the apartment features a planet. The garden of the palace is Europe’s largest palace garden and a very beautiful one indeed with bushes, fountains, flowerbeds which are laid out in a geometrical pattern. If a traveler is interested in visiting Versailles Palace and other key attractions here similar to 4 Star UK Hotels, one of the best options to choose from is a hotel from the Millennium & Copthorne Hotels UK which also have a number of offers for travelers such as UK Hotel Specials.