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Versailles is a commune of the Yvelines department, in the Ile de France region of France. Versailles has an area of 26 square kilometers and approximately 87,000 residents. The city of Versailles is famous in the world for its attractions that are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Palace of Versailles and the Gardens of Versailles. The city was founded by King Louis XIV and used as a capital for more than a century. Later, Versailles became the cradle of the French Revolution. Versailles is now a suburb of Paris, located at about 17 kilometers of its city center. It is one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris, thanks to its major tourists attractions that you can see if you will visit Versailles.
Top Attractions within Versailles
Gardens of Versailles occupy approximately 800 hectares of land. Andre le Notre was the architect that designed the woodland. In present, this attraction includes 200,000 trees, 50 fountains and 210,000 flowers. Each year, millions of tourists that visit Paris, also stop by these gardens.
Palace of Versailles is palace located near Paris and one of the best attractions near the capital. King Louis XIV used it as his court. This palace represents for France the symbol of the absolute monarchy. It has 67,000 square meters, 2,300 rooms and 2,153 windows.
Versailles Cathedral is a national monument of France. This cathedral was built in the 18th century. The architect that designed it was Jaques Hardouin Mansart de Sagonne. During the French Revolution, this cathedral was used as a Temple of Abundance, but it was extremely deteriorated.
Church of Notre Dame is a parish church located in Versailles, on Rue de la Paroisse. This was designed by Jules Hardouin Mansart. It was raised in the 17th century and the royal French family used it for marriages, baptisms and burials.