Palace of Versailles
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Palace of Versailles
Louis XIV, the Sun King, transformed his father’s hunting lodge into the over-the-top palace that became emblematic of his reign. The 809-hectare (2,000-acre) park, designed by André Le Nôtre, took 40 years to complete. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Versailles lures some 10 million visitors each year. Highlights include the Hall of Mirrors and the Petit Trianon, a small château custom-made for Marie Antoinette.
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