The Palace of Versailles (Château de Versailles) is a royal château in Versailles in the Île-de-France region of France. The Palace of Versailles was the official residence of the Kings of France from 1682 until 1790.
Jules Hardouin Mansart, the king’s principal architect, drew the plans to enlarge what was turning more and more into a palace from A Thousand and One Nights. The terrace that overlooked the gardens was removed to make way for the magnificent Hall of Mirrors, the Galarie de Glaces. It is here from which the king radiated his power and where the destiny of Europe was decided over a century. The French classical architecture was complemented by extensive gardens.
Palace of Versailles