VersaillesIf you visit Paris, you should absolutely visit the famous Versailles. The castle was built during the reign of Louis XIV who constructed the palace at the former spot of his fathers much smaller castle. The work lasted for almost 50 years and Louis was enthusiastic about the work. He used the most famous architects, artists and painters to do the work, just to make sure this would turn into a place like nowhere else.

To get to the castle we need to pass through several gates, and we can also see a statue of Louis XIV. To enter into the castle you need to by a ticket, but that is worth every Euro you need to pay.

The garden is fantastic (and free), and if you have a full day, you can easily spend it in Versailles. Here you can sit down, relax, rent a boat and enjoy the atmosphere of the area and hopefully also the sun. In the garden you can also find fountains, gorgeous trees, labyrinths and small castles hidden away like for example Petit Trianon and the Grand Trianon.

Useful information:
Opening times: April-October: 9.00 – 18.30, November-March: 9.00 – 17.30
Opening times: Versailles is closed every Monday.
Entrance fee: April-October, weekdays: 20 euro / weekends: 25 euro
Entrance fee: November-March, 16 Euro (free under 18 years)

If you want to join in on an organized tour to Versailles instead with guide, transportation and so on, visit Paris City Vision.

Versailles pictures