Versailles Castle and Gardens Half-Day Private Tour

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The Versailles Castle and Gardens Private Tour will immerse you in one the most famous monuments of the world. Accompanied by your english speaking driver and certified guide, learn about the highlights of this astonishing place, symbol of the Royalty in France.

 

The Château of Versailles, is considered as one of the most beautiful achievements in French art and architecture of the 18th century. It's origins date back to the seventeenth century, it was successively a hunting lodge, a seat of power and , from the nineteenth century, a museum.

 

The Palace of Versailles has been listed as a World Heritage Site for 30 years and is one of the greatest achievements in French 17th century art. Louis XIII's old hunting pavilion was transformed and extended by his son, Louis XIV, when he installed the Court and government there in 1682. A succession of kings continued to embellish the Palace up until the French Revolution.

 

By the end of your Versailles Castle and Gardens Private Tour, you can spend the rest of your time strolling around the huge gardens designed by André le Nôtre with its majestic fountains. In 1661 Louis WIV entrusted Le Nôtre with the creation and renovation of the gardens of Versailles, which he considered just as important as the Palace. Creating the gardens was a monumental task. Large amounts of soil had to be shifted to level the ground, create parterres, dig out the fountains and Canal in places previously occupied solely by meadows and marshes. Trees were brought in from different regions of France.

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