Château at Versailles

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The Château at Versailles is one of the finest and most complete achievements of 17th century French art. King Louis XIII's former hunting lodge was transformed and enlarged by his son Louis XIV, who installed his court and government here.

The Château was embellished with new apartments in the 18th century, during the reigns of Louis XV and Louis XVI. The royal family and the court were forced to leave Versailles on October 6th 1789, after the first days of the French Revolution.

In 1837, King Louis-Philippe inagurated the Museum in the Château, devoted to glorious events in the history of France.

The Hall of Mirrors
Great state occasions were held in this multimirrored room stretching 233 ft. along the west facade. Here in 1919 the Treaty of Versailles was ratified, ending World War I.