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Seven Untold Facts About The Palace Of Versailles

Travelers Today       By    Bill Kevin Hallares

Updated: Dec 31, 2016 05:21 AM EST

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In 1682, King Louis XIV who was also known as the Sun King of France, transformed the whole rural farm into a grand palace when he relocated the French government. Though the palace was short lived after a revolution swept the nation but despite many centuries of confusion, the place is now a transformed into a well preserved museum for the whole world to see and hear the stories within the great walls of palace.

According to Smithsonian Channel, Every year, millions of visitors both local and foreign visit Paris but it most of them always visit the Palace of Versailles which was occupied by the French monarchs in the latter years. The palace has been renovated and now is a musuem where you could see the royal rooms, the luxurious artifacts and more.

Like any great palace in the world, it is filled with golden luxury artifacts and walls though this just covers up the whole stories behind the palace. Here are some facts about the famous landmarks in Europe.

According to Travel and Leisure, Versailles is not the biggest and largest palace in the world. Though it is not the largest, it still covers up 721,206 feet of space area which is pretty much massive when you think of it.

Louis XIV loved merry making all the time. People would expect that the Louis XIV loved the grand balls and concerts which was true, but many people did not know that he also loved to gamble, see fireworks display and different light shows in the garden area. These event where not held just for him but for all of Europe to see.

The Palace of Versailles treated animals like kings. In Hameau de la Reine at Le Petit Trianon, groups of cattles, pigs, goats and even donkeys where treated the royal kind of lifestyle making them very lucky to say the least.

King Louis XIV, XV and XVi all had different courtiers attends a twice a day ceremony in the King's very own bedroom as a ceremonial affair. In his bedroom, the courtiers would see to it that he wakes up and make him comfortable enough for him to sleep like a baby.

Queen Marie-Antionette had her very own village in Versailles. This was to allow The Queen to escape the strictness of the court life at Versailles. Her village had almost everything she ever wanted from a luxurious cottage room to a farm.

After France was defeated by Prussia in 1871, Kaiser Wilhelm I was crowned as the Emperor of Germany within the luxurious Hall of Mirrors which was one of the famous rooms in the palace consisting of golden chandeliers filled with jewels and 357 mirrors, which in the 17th century were as precious as diamonds according to The Telegraph.

Lastly, in May 2016 the palace now a museum introduced additional displays which were a collection of different carriages from wood to golden carvings where all revealed at the King's Great Stables. For more of the latest news and current events stay tuned to Travelers Today.

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