The Château de Versailles, on UNESCO’s world heritage list for thirty years, is one amongst the lovely achievements of 18th-century French art. The site began as Louis XIII’s game lodge before his son Louis XIV remodelled and expanded it, moving the court and government of France to Versailles in 1682. Three French kings who lived there until the French Revolution added enhancements to render the Château more and more stunning.
- One of the most beautiful achievements of 18th-century French art
- UNESCO’s World Heritage