In 1624, Louis XIII, the king of
- Built chiefly by Louis Le Vau and Jules Hardouin-Mansart during the last half of the 17th century.
- There are over 700 rooms housing up to 20, 000 nobleman before King Louis 16th was overthrown.
- World War I was ended here with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles.
- Housed all the Kings of France from 1682 until 1790
- In 1685, 36 000 people and 6 000 horses were working on the construction of the 500 meters long palace which took altogether 50 years.
- About 37,000 acres of land were cleared to make room for tree-lined terraces and flower plants.
- The gardens had 1,400 fountains, set in a formal pattern of lawns and walks adjacent to the mile-long Grand Canal. The 240-foot-long Hall of Mirrors was lit by 3,000 candles.
- Louis XIV: (1638 - 1715) "The Sun King" was the longest ruling monarch in European history ruling as absolute monarch from 1643-1715.
- The Creation of the World Clock was originally intended for a ruler in India, but after seeing the beauty of it, Louis changed his mind and kept it for himself