Palace Profile: Palace of Versailles

  April 30, 2017 at 5:00 am by

The rear of the Palace at sunset

Location: Versailles, Île-de-France, the French Republic
Built: 1623, 1631-1634 (original hunting lodge); 1661-1715 (expansion)
Architect: Philibert Le Roy (original); Louis Le Vau (expansion)
Commissioned By: Louis XIII of France (original); Louis XIV of France (expansion)
Style: French Baroque
Rooms: 700
On The Palace Grounds: The Grand and Petit Trianons, Pavillon de la Lanterne, Royal Opera of Versailles
Current Owner: Établissement public du château, du musée et du domaine national de Versailles for the French State
Current Use: Tourist attraction
Fun Fact: 36,000 workers were employed during the construction of the Palace and its gardens when it was expanded by Louis XIV
UNESCO World Heritage Site: Listed since 1979

A full list of Palace Profiles can be found here.

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