The Palace of Versailles is a castle located in Versailles, France. With history dating back to the 17th century, the chateau is known for its marvelous interior and magnificent gardens. Consuming nearly 2,000 acres of land, the palace is an enourmous site to see. But don’t be scared, there are interactive maps to take you through the castle and directly to the best spots in the garden. The garden encomposes most of the acreage at the chateau, and features 50 fountains and 200,000 trees. Along with these features, you can’t forget the grand canal which is nearly 60 acres big.
The Palace of Versailles is open every day of the week except Monday, and at an affordable price. More than 3 million people visit the chateau each year, and you should be one of them. Get to the castle early, and plan to spend as much time as possible. Stay there the whole day and you still won’t see the entire place. Not only is the castle beautiful, but it is also rich in history. The staff at the palace is embracing, and excited to share their information and get to know you.
Next time you are in France make sure to visit one of the most famous palaces in the world. Go with some friends, prepare to walk a lot, and go get lost in the history and gardens!
By Ben Harnen