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Palace of Versailles


The Palace of Versailles (French: Château de Versailles), often simply known as Versailles, is a former royal residence located in in Versailles, a suburb of Paris, which is about 12 miles (20 kilometers) from the central city.

The Palace of Versailles was the center of royal political power in France from 1682 (when King Louis XIV moved from Paris) until 1789, when the royal family was forced to return to the capital after the beginning of the French revolution.

Other historic events that have taken place at the Palace of Versailles include:
  • On January 18th 1871, during the Franco-Prussian War, Prussian King Wilhelm I, was proclaimed German Emperor in the Halls of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles.

  • The Palace of Versailles was the site of the post-World War I, Paris Peace Conference that took place in 1919.

  • The Treaty of Versailles, formally concluding World War I, was signed in the Hall of Mirrors on June 28th 1919.
Today, the Palace of Versailles is both a museum and a popular tourist attraction, as well as still being used for political functions. Among the political functions, the Palace is used for include as place for meeting foreign Heads of State, and as the site where the French Sénat (upper house of the Parliament of France) and Assemblée nationale (lower house of the Parliament of France) meet in congress to revise or amend the French Constitution.

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