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Skip-the-line Versailles Classic
"Visit the famous French Sun King's residence at the Palace of Versailles located only 30 minutes by train from central Paris. Save time and get priority access to this popular attraction. Make your own way to Versailles on the RER train Line C to Versailles Château Rive Gauche station where you will meet your guide at the office easily located across the street.A team of professional guides is ready and waiting to take you on an unforgettable tour and with pre-booked entrance times you will skip the lines to explore the ornate King's and Queen's State Apartments and the glittering Hall of Mirrors. Learn about the main figures of the French monarchy from King Louis XIV to Marie Antoinette. Your guide will bring these legendary characters to life during a 75-minute tour."""
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Skip-the-line Special Versailles Chateau Tour
"Discover the world famous Palace of Versailles at your own pace without queuing. Choose the entrance time that better suits your program and make your own way to Versailles only a 30 minute train ride from Paris. From central Paris take the RER train line C to the station Versailles Rive Gauche Château. The meeting point is located just across the street from the train station in Versailles.Meet your hostess and fol Thursdays and certain Fridays (from April to June and in October). On Saturdays SundaysTuesdays bank holidays and certain Fridays (from July to September) a supplement is to be paid to enter the gardens and enjoy the spectacular Fountain Show or Musical Fountains."""
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Skip the Line: Versailles Half-Day Tour
"Start your half-day Palace of Versailles (Chateau de Versailles) tour with a walk through the magnificent Gardens of Versailles (Jardins de Versailles) which contain about 210000 flowers that are planted annually within the gardens’ 1980 acres (800 hectares). During the summer your knowledgeable guide will tell you about the development of the gardens which are one of the most-visited attractions in France. In winter you are free to explore the gardens at your own pace without a guided tour.Next
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Grand Trianon Castle Tips (24)

Grand Trianon - MALACHITE ROOM.

I always liked malachite (hydrated copper carbonate if my mineralogy souvenirs are right), it is thus with great pleasure that I discovered this “Salon des Malachites” in the right wing (room n° 13)...
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breughel
Jan 04, 2015

Architectural elegance.

As much the Castle is imposing, as much the Grand Trianon is a gem of architectural elegance. The choice of this retreat at the end of the Park of Versailles by Louis XIV and the choice of the...
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breughel
Sep 13, 2013

Grand Trianon - Chambre/Room of Louis XIV.

Louis XIV particularly liked the Trianon and would stay there in the summer for short “holidays” close to the castle of Versailles but away from the strict obligations of the royal court. He occupied...
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breughel
Sep 13, 2013

Chambre de la Reine des Belges.

I did not expect to find at the Grand Trianon a page of the history of my country in this “Room of the Queen of Belgium” i.e. Louise d'Orleans, the daughter of the French king Louis-Philippe, who...
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breughel
Feb 22, 2011

Grand Trianon - La Galerie des Cotelle

This very beautiful gallery, 52 m length and 7 m broad, ends the right wing of the Grand Trianon palace and leads towards Trianon - sous-Bois (not visited).The building shelters the flower beds of the...
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breughel
Feb 28, 2009

Grand Trianon - Salon de famille de Louis-Philippe

The family living room of king Louis-Philippe is one of my preferred rooms of the right wing of the Grand Trianon. In the beginning there were two rooms, a bedroom and an anteroom of the first...
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breughel
Feb 28, 2009

Grand Trianon

If you walk the 30 minutes or so to get to the Grand Trianon, you will be rewarded with a view of the king's private residence away from the court life at the Palace. It was built in 1867 for Louis...
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Dabs
Dec 04, 2008

Mirror room at Grand Trianon

These people really loved their mirrors. This large private room, was part of Louis XIV's second apartment. Later it was occupied by the Grand Dauphin. The Empress study with some of her furniture are...
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mvtouring
Nov 05, 2008

Grand Trianon - Another amazing garden!

Just before I ended the non guided tour I learned from a guard that all the rooms that I visited have kept their mural decoration dating from the time of Louis XIV, with finely carved wood panelling,...
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Jerelis
Nov 04, 2008

Grand Trianon - The non guided tour.

Because of the "Passeport" (A ticket for non guided visits for the entire day) I was able to enter the Grand Trianon rather easily. I saw that this building with its Italianate architecture has merely...
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Jerelis
Nov 04, 2008

Grand Trianon - Erected in 1687 - 1688

To be honest ... this is why I wanted to visit the Estate of Versailles -> Marie-Antoinette's Estate. It has always facinated me why she had this particular spot all to herself at this beautiful...
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Jerelis
Nov 04, 2008

Grand Trianon castle

The Grand Trianon was erected in 1687 - 1688 by the architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart to provide Louis XIV with a retreat at the far end of the park at Versailles, far from the constraints of power and...
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mvtouring
Oct 22, 2008
 
 
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"Grandeur Beyound Words"
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"ON THE STEPS OF MARIE-ANTOINETTE."
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"HOME OF THE "SUN KING""
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Things to Do Near Versailles

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Royal Chapel

One could think making a count of the number of royal mistresses and bastards (of whom the king took very well care) that the daily presence of the king at the mass in the royal chapel was a question...
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Grand Canal

On two of our trips to Versailles, we went by car directly after arriving at Orly Airport (from the U.S.), en route to Chartres. We paid a minimal admission fee (we were not going in the chateau) and...
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Versailles - Daytrip

Versailles Chateau is the ancent residence of the Borbone dinasty. At the beginning of his kingdom, Luigi XIV could not find any palace that could satisfy him, he tried the Palay Royal, the Louvre and...
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The Palace of Versailles

Final part of the king's private suite tips with more pictures. the interior apartments and suite rooms of whichares composed of The gold-plate room, The bath chamber/privy purse room, The gold-plate...
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Pont du Garigliano

the Seine River in Paris roughly cuts the city into two and there are several dozens of bridges that spans the seine river in Paris of which many of the bridges have different lengths and widths and...
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Pont Mirabeau

like what I've said, the Seine River have several dozens of Bridges spanning the section in Paris (37 bridges as of the present) and these bridges have different lengths and sizes and architectural...
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Getting to Versailles

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Versailles, Yvelines

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