The court of Versailles was the centre of political power in France from 1682, when King Louis XIV moved from Paris, until the royal family was forced to return to the capital in October 1789 after the beginning of the French Revolution. Versailles is therefore famous not only as a building, but as a symbol of the system of absolute monarchy of the Ancien Régime. – wiki
Versailles is definitely an eye-opener. It is exactly how you would imagine a royal palace to be like and more! Every single detail is so opulent and I was extremely impressed with the countless of murals all around the walls and ceilings of the rooms and walkways.
All the rooms were very grand and my personal favorite is the Hall of Mirrors. The principal feature of this famous hall is the seventeen mirror-clad arches that reflect the seventeen arcaded windows that overlook the gardens. Each arch contains twenty-one mirrors with a total complement of 357 used in the decoration of the galerie des glaces.
It took me an entire day to cover the Palace and even then I couldn’t really finish the whole place. So much gorgeous architecture showcasing one of the finest examples of French Baroque architecture and ecclesiastical decoration. Also many very well preserved antiques lined the rooms. I will try to cover more of Versailles in my next few posts.