Versailles is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Versailles one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Versailles is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Versailles or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Versailles. Explore the historical monuments of Versailles with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Versailles guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Versailles page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Versailles landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Versailles.
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Porte Saint-Antoine, Boulevard de la Reine, 78000 Versailles, France
12:00 pm - 06:30 pm
The Grand Trianon is considered to be the most beautiful of all the buildings in Versaille. The pavilion here was first made of porcelain (1670), which upon deterioration was changed to marble(1708). It’s second form was a favourite residence of the French king and his secret wife, and over the years it hosted other royalty too – the Gr...
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Placed'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France
09:00 am - 05:30 pm
The palace underwent major four building campaigns, and each one added to its features extensively. The last one built the Royal Chapel. After that, was constructed the Salon d’Hercule and the Royal Opera. When Louis XIV was arrested in 1791, the palace was sealed shut and the furniture sold off. Over the years, the palace degraded. But when ...
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4 Place Saint-Louis, 78000 Versailles, France
08:30 am - 07:45 pm
Also called the Saint Louis Cathedral, this Baroque Structure was at first only the parish of Saint Louis. It was badly spoiled during the French Revolution, a time when it was known as the Temple of Abundance but became a cathedral after the French Revolution. During the revolution itself, its priests never ceased their activities; in defiance of ...
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Marie-Antoinette's Estate, 78008 Versailles, France
12:00 pm - 06:30 pm
Marie Antoinette wanted a little place of her own where she could get away from court life and sometimes even from her husband Louis XIV, so he had this estate built for her around le Petit Trianon. She allowed no one there without her express permission. The house is a beautiful example of the transition from Rococo to the Neo-Classical architectu...
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2 Baillet-Reviron Street, 78000 Versailles
09:00 am - 08:00 pm
Commissioned by Louis XVI and built by Jules Hardouin-Mansart in the Neo-Classical style, the parish of this church included the palace, and so it was that all royal births, deaths and marriages were recorded here. It was converted into a Temple of Reason in 1793. Close by the church there is a 3-hectare cemetery where aristocrats, nobles, dignitar...
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54 Boulevard de la Reine, 78000 Versailles, France
02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
With all this royal history on record, there ought to be someplace at least where the story of Versailles town is told. Well, this is the place. The building was once upon a time Louis XVI’s private mansion. Its 35 rooms, themed around decorative arts, fine arts, and a history department, tell the history of this town through ceramics, old pl...
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Rue du Jeu de Paume, 78000 Versailles, France
02:00 pm - 05:45 pm
This spot is the location of France’s most historic political event: the Tennis Court Oath. When the 577 members of the Third Estate were locked out of a meeting of the Estates-Generale, they retired to this impromptu conference hall (a Royal Tennis Court), and drafted the Tennis Court Oath, a pledge that all but one signed. It was in essence...
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54 Rue Charles de Gaulle, 78350 Jouy-en-Josas, France
11:00 am - 06:00 pm
Printed fabric used to be the height of fashion in the 18th century; naturally, they needed a museum to showcase the development of the history of this fashion. Sleepy and quiet and informative, this museum is actually a nice place to relax. The permanent collection is exceedingly beautiful. The exhibitions showcase the history of printing techniqu...