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Versailles Palace
Paris, France
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George & Audrey DeLange
August 1999.

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The Palace of Versailles. Versailles, France.
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'Hall Of Mirrors.' The Palace of Versailles. Versailles, France.
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PALACE OF VERSAILLES:
The Palace of Versailles was the official residence of the Kings of France from 1682 until 1790. It was originally a hunting lodge, built in 1624, by Louis XIII. It was expanded by Louis XIV beginning in 1669. He used it as a little lodge as a secret refuge building a park around it. Jules Hardouin Mansart, the king's architect, drew up plans to enlarge what was turning into a palace from "A Thousand and One Nights." The terrace that overlooked the gardens was removed for the Hall of Mirrors and the Galarie de Glaces. It is here from which the king and later on France ruled for over a hundred years. The typical French classical architecture of Versailles Palace is complemented by many large gardens.

We were first there in August of 1999.

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Getting to Paris, France:

The most direct way is by air. The Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (IATA: CDG, ICAO: LFPG) (French: Aéroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle), also known as Roissy Airport (or just Roissy in French), in the Paris area, is one of the world's principal aviation centers, as well as France's main airport. It is named after Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970), leader of the Free French Forces and founder of the French Fifth Republic. It is located within portions of several communes, 25 km (16 mi) to the north-east of Paris. The airport serves as the principal hub for Air France.

There are numerous flights & hotels to Paris.

There are several Guided Tour Agencies offering standard city, and historical tours of Paris and the surrounding area.

After arranging your flight we would suggest getting your hotel and then letting them arrange tours of the area for you. If you call the hotels Concierge Services ahead of your arrival, all of this can be pre-arranged for you.

We do this all the time. It is safe and it works!!! We have never experienced a problem doing it this way!

We have links to Priceline.com on our page so that you can arrange your flight and hotel in Paris.



Special Note - To Arrange Tours:

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Every time we have traveled there on our own, it has been very crowded and hard to tour, because of the large crowds.

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Here is a link to viator.com/ if you wish to arrange for private tours, or group tours, which will help you to avoid long waits to visit the various destinations in France.

When you open this link, choose France, then Versilles. You can even get private tours of the Palace. Private Tour: Paris Street Photography in Le Marais.

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Giverny and Versailles Small Group Day Trip from Paris - $245.25

Your day begins with a visit to Monet's House in Giverny and its famous water lily gardens followed by a discovery of the Mus'e des Impressionnismes-Giverny where you can see many famous masterpieces and exhibitions. Lunch is taken in the delightful Moulin de Fourges. Maximum of only 8 passengers on this small group tour, ensuring you'll receive personal attention from your knowledgeable guide.


Viator VIP: Palace of Versailles Small-Group Tour with Private Viewing of the Royal Quarters - $273.12

See the Palace of Versailles (Ch'teau de Versailles) as French kings once did ' with this small-group tour that includes a once-in-a-lifetime private viewing of the palace's Royal Quarters. This exclusive tour gives you priority entrance to Versailles through a reserved door and provides you with unprecedented access to magnificent private rooms ' such as Louis XVI's library ' which are normally off-limits to the general public, allowing you to see a side of the UNESCO World-Heritage-listed Palace of Versailles that most never will. This VIP experience also includes a tour of two rooms in the State Apartments and the famous Hall of Mirrors as soon as the palace opens, before the majority of the crowd arrives. Your priority entrance ticket allows you to go straight inside the palace with your small group (maximum 16 people), beating most of the public to these rooms.


Helicopter Tour to Versailles from Paris - $266.43

Take to the skies above Paris on a helicopter tour to Versailles! Soar over the Seine River, Bois de Boulogne and incredible Versailles Palace before landing near Versailles to enjoy a complimentary drink, take photos in front of your helicopter and learn about flying from your pilot. On your return flight to Paris, enjoy bird's-eye views of Trocad'ro, Montparnasse, La D'fense and the imposing Eiffel Tower. Choose a morning, afternoon or evening Paris helicopter tour.


Private Tour: Best of Versailles Day Trip from Paris Including Skip-the-Line Palace of Versailles Tour and Grand Canal Lunch - $245.25

Experience the best of Versailles on this full-day private tour from Paris. After traveling to the must-visit town by luxury minivan, head straight past the entrance lines with your skip-the-line ticket and then explore the Palace of Versailles. Stroll through the State Apartments to see the ornate Hall of Mirrors, and then explore Versailles Gardens. Savor a 3-course restaurant lunch near the Grand Canal and then visit the Grand Trianon palace and the Queen's Hamlet.

Best of Paris Tour Including Versailles and Lunch at the Eiffel Tower - $306.56

See the best of Paris and Versailles on this action-packed full-day tour with an expert guide! See top Paris attractions on a city sightseeing tour like Notre Dame Cathedral, and then head to the Eiffel Tower for lunch. Skip the entrance lines with your priority-access ticket and dine at 58 Tour Eiffel, a first-level restaurant that combines contemporary cuisine with the best views in town. In the afternoon, check out the UNESCO-listed Palace of Versailles, and then finish your day with a sunset Seine River dinner cruise. Numbers are limited to 18 on this small-group tour, ensuring you'll see the best of Paris with personalized attention from your guide.


Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Walking Tour - $76.92

Experience the grandeur of Versailles Palace and Gardens on a small-group tour from either Paris or Versailles (the choice is yours)! Enjoy skip-the-line access, and then explore the palace and gardens in a small group of no more than 20 people. There is a certain magic that fizzes through the air at the Palace of Versailles. Hidden away from the modern world, this majestic European castle on the outskirts of Paris is a perfectly preserved example of the reckless extravagance of the French monarchy. The famous Palace of Versailles is Parisian life at its most luxurious, with gold-brushed furniture, quilted four-poster beds and lush rolling lawns that stretch as far as the eye can see. Marvel at the sheer size of the Palace of Versailles, one of the most beautiful castles in the world with an astonishing 700 rooms.

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