Palace of Versailles by Brent Anderson

The Palace of Versailles was the royal residence of France from 1682, under Louis XIV to the start of the French Revolution in 1789, under Louis XVI. It is located in the town of Yvelines, which is about 12 miles from the center of Paris. The palace is now a historic monument for France and any visiting tourists. Its most known sector is the Hall of Mirrors. It has been raided throughout the ages from many people but most of its artifacts were restored in 2017.

The Palace was first used by a small village and church, surrounded by forests filled with an abundance of hunting game. Owned by the Gondi family which hosted many of France’s royal family on hunting trips. After Louis XII went hunting there he was convinced to buy it from the Gondi family and turn it into a Chateau. The king expanded the residence and added many things such as the gardens and its park making it the biggest Palace to this date.

Overall the Palace is a huge historical monument for France as it is where the French Revolution started with the isolation of the 3rd Party. This lead to many attacks and marches against the royal family at Versailles such as the Women’s March on Versailles in 1789. Which led Louis XVI and his family to flee France only ending up for them to be caught by the Revolutionaries and killed. The Palace was turned into a historical monument by Napoleon Bonaparte the emperor of France in 1804 after he learned of the cost to renovate it.

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