Château de Versailles
First mentioned in a charter of the Abbey of Saint-Pére de Chartres
(1038), it passed through the hands of Seigneur de Soisy, then by Martial
de Loménie, who was the Secretary of Finances during the reign of
Charles IX, Albert de Gondi; then bought by Louis XIII from Jean-François
de Gondi, archbishop of Paris and Albert's heir. In 1661, Louis XIV began
major construction, which continued through Loius XVI.

Views of the
Palace and
the statue
out front

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See the
Statues

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The
Flower
Gardens

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