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  1. Versalles (en francés: Versailles, [vɛʁ.sɑj] versái) es una ciudad de la región Isla de Francia, ubicada en los suburbios occidentales de París, 17,1 km al oeste del centro de París. Es la prefectura (capital) del departamento de Yvelines. Fue la capital del reino de Francia, desde finales del siglo XVII y durante casi todo el siglo XVIII.

  2. The Palace of Versailles ( / vɛərˈsaɪ, vɜːrˈsaɪ / vair-SY, vur-SY; [1] [ʃɑto d (ə) vɛʁsɑj] ( listen)) is a former royal residence located in Versailles, about 12 miles (19 km) west of Paris, France. The palace is owned by the French Republic and has since 1995 been managed, under the direction of the French Ministry of Culture, by ...

    • 1661
    • 1789
  3. 8.1.1Le domaine de Versailles 8.1.2Édifices religieux 8.2Autres monuments 8.3Statues monumentales 8.4Patrimoine ferroviaire 8.5Parcs et jardin 8.6Musées 8.7Versailles au cinéma et à la télévision 8.8Personnalités liées à la commune 8.9Héraldique, logotype et devise 9Voir aussi Afficher / masquer la sous-section Voir aussi 9.1Bibliographie

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    Versailles is a commune in the department of the Yvelines, Île-de-France, renowned worldwide for the Château de Versailles and the gardens of Versailles, designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Located in the western suburbs of the French capital, 17.1 km from the centre of Paris, Versailles is a wealthy suburb of Paris with a service-based economy...

    The argument over the etymology of Versailles tends to privilege the Latin word versare, meaning "to keep turning, turn over and over", an expression used in medieval times for plowed lands, cleared lands. This word formation is similar to Latin seminare which gave French semailles. During the Revolution of 1789, city officials had proposed to the ...

    From May 1682, when Louis XIV moved the court and government permanently to Versailles, until his death in September 1715, Versailles was the unofficial capital of the kingdom of France. For the next seven years, during the Régence of Philippe d'Orléans, the royal court of the young King Louis XV was the first in Paris, while the Regent governed fr...

    Versailles is located 17.1 km west-southwest from the centre of Paris. The city sits on an elevated plateau, 130 to 140 metres above sea-level, surrounded by wooded hills: in the north the forests of Marly and Fausses-Reposes, and in the south the forests of Satory and Meudon. The city of Versailles has an area of 26.18 km2, which is a quarter of t...

    The name of Versailles appears for the first time in a medieval document dated 1038. In the feudal system of medieval France, the lords of Versailles came directly under the king of France, with no intermediary overlords between them and the king; yet they were not very important lords. In the end of the 11th century, the village curled around a me...

    Versailles' primary cultural attraction is the Palace, with its ornately decorated rooms and historic significance. The Potager du roi is a kitchen garden created under Louis XIV to supply fruits and vegetables to the Court. It is officially recognized as a Remarkable Garden of France. The town also has other points of cultural notability; in recen...

    • 103–180 m (338–591 ft), (avg. 132 m or 433 ft)
    • Yvelines
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    • Ancien Régime
    • French Revolution
    • First Empire
    • Bourbon Restoration

    The Palace of Versailles is a royal château in Versailles, in the Île-de-France region of France. When the château was built, Versailles was a country village; today, however, it is a suburb of Paris, some 20 kilometres southwest of the French capital. The court of Versailles was the centre of political power in France from 1682, when Louis XIV mov...

    The earliest mention of the name of Versailles is found in a document which predates 1038, the Charte de l'abbaye Saint-Père de Chartres, in which one of the signatories was a certain Hugo de Versailliis, who was seigneur of Versailles. During this period, the village of Versailles centred on a small castle and church, and the area was governed by ...

    In the early seventeenth century, Gondi invited Louis XIII on several hunting trips in the forests surrounding Versailles. Pleased with the location, Louis ordered the construction of a hunting lodge in 1624. Designed by Philibert Le Roy, the structure, a small château, was ...

    Louis XIII's successor, Louis XIV, had a great interest in Versailles. He settled on the royal hunting lodge at Versailles, and over the following decades had it expanded into one of the largest palaces in the world. Beginning in 1661, the architect Louis Le Vau, landscape archit

    After the death of the Louis XIV in 1715, the five-year-old king Louis XV, the court, and the Régence government of Philippe d’Orléans returned to Paris. In May 1717, during his visit to France, the Russian czar Peter the Great stayed at the Grand Trianon. His time at ...

    On 6 October 1789, the royal family had to leave Versailles and move to the Tuileries Palace in Paris, as a result of the Women's March on Versailles. During the early years of the French Revolution, preservation of the palace was largely in the hands of the citizens of Versailles. In October 1790, Louis XVI ordered the palace to be emptied of its ...

    With the advent of Napoléon and the First Empire, the status of Versailles changed. Paintings and art work that had previously been assigned to Muséum national and the Musée spécial de l’École française were systematically dispersed to other locations, and eventually the museum was closed. In accordance with provisions of the 1804 Constitution, Ver...

    The Bourbon Restoration saw little activity at Versailles. Areas of the gardens were replanted but no significant restoration and modifications of the interiors were undertaken, despite the fact that Louis XVIII would often visit the palace and walk through the vacant rooms. Charles X chose the Tuileries Palace over Versailles and rarely visited hi...