Day 3 Versailles – Château de Versailles (Interior)

Once I arrived at the Palace, I headed inside and got myself an audio guide.  I saw lots of amazing things including:

Halls, doors and general grand rooms

Bedrooms

Rooms being renovated

Ornate ceilings

Hall of mirrors

Views to the outside of the Palace

Begun by Louis XIII in 1623, the château began as a hunting lodge in brick and stone, it was enlarged into a royal palace by Louis XIV. The first phase of the expansion (c. 1661–1678) included the addition of three new wings of stone (the enveloppe), which surrounded Louis XIII’s original building on the north, south, and west (the garden side). 

During the second phase of expansion (c. 1678–1715), two enormous wings north and south of the wings flanking the Royal Court (Cour Royale) of the main château were added.

To see what else I did on Day 3, please check out this post

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