On the 6th of May, 1682, King Louis XIV of France officially moved the royal court from the traditional capital of Paris into the Chateau de Versailles. It would remain the seat of power for the French monarchy until 1789, when revolutionaries forced Louis XVI and his family to return to Paris.
Even the light in Versailles was grand.
Get to Know Me Meme || (1/5) favourite royal palaces: Château de Versailles (France)
Château de Versailles is a palace located in the city of Versailles. It was home for the royal family of France from 1682 to 1789.
The Baroque style of architecture characteristic of Versailles Palace impresses people by its luxury, with colossal murals, rows of monumental statues, and an immense collection of fine furniture inside the palace. The stunning geometric design of the garden and the great fountain outside in the yard. The scale and style of the place shows the world without doubt about the power, the glory, and the wealth of the French monarchy in that period of French history. Mark Twain said of it, “You gaze, and stare, and try to understand that it is real, that it is on the earth, that it is not the Garden of Eden…” (x)