Versailles

Prior to the French Revolution, the Domaine de Versailles covered an area of 7800 hectares, i.e. the present area of the city of Paris. It was surrounded by a wall of 43 kilometres.

The Royal Chapel

Today the open air museum represents 800 hectares, much of which is landscaped in the classic French Garden style.

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Peter the Great was struck by beauty and greatness of the Domaine de Versailles. So he ordered to build a copy near Saint-Petersburg. Name of Russian version of Versailles is Petergof.

The Park and Gardens
The Park and Gardens
The Park and Gardens

The Park and Gardens are open every day. Access to the Gardens is free except on days of fountains shows.

The Park and Gardens
The Park and Gardens

The Dragon Basin, the fountain of wich - the highest in the Park — reaches a height of 23 metres.

The Dragon Basin
The Grand Canal. Versailles

Interiors of the Palace of Versailles

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Versailles
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Versailles

Windows of the Palace of Versailles: different shapes and strange views.

A window handle.

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The Hall of Mirrors

The Hall of Mirrors (La Galerie des Glaces) during restoration process. On the third picture you cam see old mirrors.

Length of the hall is 73 metres. The principal feature of this famous hall is the seventeen mirror-clad arches that reflect the seventeen arcaded windows that overlook the gardens. Each arch contains twenty-one mirrors with a total complement of 357 used in the decoration of the Galerie des Glaces.

Зеркальная галерея. Versailles
Зеркальная галерея. Versailles

Men who I love. :)

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René Descartes

Did you see the globe of France? :)

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