The Palace of Versailles is placed in the city of Versailles, at the south of Paris. It was built in the 17th century. There, Louis XIV settled the court and the French government in 1682. Until the French Revolution, the kings were making the palace beautiful.
At the beginning, it was a small pavilion built by Louis XIII to go hunting. But later, Louis XIV chooses this place to build the palace that nowadays we know.
In the 17th century, Louis XIV prepared the “Grandes Aposentos del Rey y la Reina”. In the next century, Louis XV built the chapel and the opera house.
In 1789, the palace loses his function of official seat. In the 19th century, the palace becomes France’s history museum. There are a lot of rooms that compile all the history of France.
The most famous room in the palace is the Mirrors’ Gallery. It has a length of 70 meters and 10,5 meters weight. The main purpose of this gallery is to blind Louis XIV’s guests. It has seventeen windows that provide the light that is reflected in the three hundred fifty-five mirrors. The walls of this room were decorated with paintings made by Charles Le Brun.