Beautiful Places to See in Versailles
Renowned internationally for its beautiful Palace and gardens, Versailles is a majestic French city with deep royal roots. Book your stay in France on XcelTrip and make memories that last a lifetime. Here is a list our favourite and most beautiful places to see in Versailles:
Notre-Dame de Versailles
The church is located only few minutes away from the central market and the Gardens of Versailles. Notre-Dame de Versailles, was built as a place of devotion in 1686 to serve the spiritual needs of the growing town. the size of the church is small but it’s beautiful neo-classical architecture will take your breath away. Until lately the church recorded all marriages, births and deaths of the French royal family. It contains statuaries by Pierre Mazzeline and Noël Jouvenet, and since August 2005 has been classified as a monument historique by the government of France.
Housed within the park of the Grand Trianon, the Petit Trianon, covered on all four sides by gardens, was fashioned almost a century after its antecedent, planned for noble mistress Madame de Pompadour to stay and relax in. The Petit Trianon later became a shelter for revolutionary royal Marie Antoinette, who used the site as a sanctuary from her courtly responsibilities. Remarkably elegant woodwork decor, rich interior designs and grand marble columns characterize the Trianon.
Palace of Versailles
The Palace of Versailles is one of the most prevalent attractions in Europe and holds the beacon of being a UNESCO world heritage site for 30 years now. It stands as a spectacular example of 18th-century French art, built in 1623, it was transformed and extended by Louis XIV, before becoming the centre of political hegemony throughout the French Revolution. The palace is renowned for its luxurious apartments. The palace is adorned with gold, crystal and valuable gems and is incredibly well-preserved. It provides numerous rooms and galleries for tourists to peruse.
Aside from being home to luxurious palaces and houses, Versailles also plays host to a selection of busy and lively markets and street stalls. Opening back in the 17th century, Versailles’ ancient market stalls became a lively part of daily life till they were swapped in 1841 by covered market, a business still in operation today. Top picks for markets in Versailles include the Market of Notre Dame, providing a variety of fresh French food from brioche to frog’s legs. The best place to find organic food/ produce is the Jussieu-Montreuil market.
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