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-# A suburb of [[Paris]], formerly the capital of [[France]]+The '''Palace of Versailles''', or simply '''Versailles''', is a royal [[château]] in [[Versailles]], the [[Île-de-France (region)|Île-de-France]] region of [[France]]. In [[French language|French]], it is known as the '''Château de Versailles'''.
-# The [[Palace of Versailles|Palace of Versailles]]+ 
 +When the château was built, Versailles was a country village; today, however, it is a suburb of [[Paris]], some twenty kilometers southwest of the French capital. The court of Versailles was the center of political power in France from 1682, when [[Louis XIV of France|Louis XIV]] moved from Paris, until the [[royal family]] was forced to return to the capital in October 1789 after the beginning of French Revolution. Versailles is therefore famous not only as a building, but as a symbol of the system of [[absolute monarchy]] of the ''[[Ancien Régime]]''.
 +==Gardens of Versailles==
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 +Evolving with the château, the [[gardens of Versailles]] represent one of the finest extant examples of ''[[Garden à la française]]''.
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The Palace of Versailles, or simply Versailles, is a royal château in Versailles, the Île-de-France region of France. In French, it is known as the Château de Versailles.

When the château was built, Versailles was a country village; today, however, it is a suburb of Paris, some twenty kilometers southwest of the French capital. The court of Versailles was the center of political power in France from 1682, when Louis XIV moved from Paris, until the royal family was forced to return to the capital in October 1789 after the beginning of French Revolution. Versailles is therefore famous not only as a building, but as a symbol of the system of absolute monarchy of the Ancien Régime.

Gardens of Versailles

Evolving with the château, the gardens of Versailles represent one of the finest extant examples of Garden à la française.




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