The Palace of Versailles Tourist attraction in Versailles, France

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Map gps coordinates: 48.8048649, 2.1203554
Address: Ch√Ęteau de Versailles, Versailles, France

The Palace of Versailles is a royal château in Versailles 20 kilometers southwest of Paris. Versailles is the symbol of the system of absolute monarchy under the reign of Louis XIV who transformed and expanded it to keep all the royal court in one place. Impressing by its luxury, art and technological innovations, Versailles is also a manifestation of the French royal glory and power on a global scale.   

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While the war was in its final phase Otto von Bismarck acted immediately to secure the unification of Germany. He negotiated with representatives of the southern German states, offering special concessions if they agreed to unification. The negotiations succeeded; patriotic sentiment overwhelmed what opposition remained. Wilhelm I of Prussia was proclaimed German Emperor on 18 January 1871 in the Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles.

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During their visit to France Queen Victoria and her husband were guests of honour at a 1,200-guest ball at the Palace of Versailles.

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One of Mozart's letters from Paris hints at a possible post as an organist at Versailles, but Mozart was not interested in such an appointment.

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From 1687 to 1689, Augustus toured France and Italy. The extravagant court in Versailles—perfectly tailored to fit the needs of an absolute monarch—impressed him deeply. In accordance with the spirit of the baroque age.

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Eva Peron visited the Palace of Versailles, among other sites.

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