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Versailles Travel Guide  

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Area:
26 km2
Elevation:
132 m
Overview

Versailles  is located 17 km south-west  of the centre of Paris, and is now an elegant suburb of Paris, the capital of France. It is situated on a plateau, 135 m above sea-level and is surrounded by forests and wooded hills.
Versailles grew from the forecourt of the world-famous Château de Versailles (Palace of Versailles) and today has a population is estimated at around 86,000 inhabitants.
Versailles was conceived by an absolute monarch, Louis XIV - ‘The Sun King’ ,and was very modern by 18th century standards. It has a rational,symmetrical layout of streets and was a model for the building of Washington DC.
It has never been a centre of industry but remains  a place of  local administration, tourism, congresses, and festivals.

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UTC+1
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Overall Guide : wWonderful experience and the people are very polite and helpful. Its a lifetime experience. The history behind the city makes it even more exciting to be here but more need to be done in educating kids about the importance of... more such a city. The hall of Versailles is also an attraction.
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Overall Guide : Very interesting. I like Versailles very much. It is a grand palace and the gardens in particular.
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