Hall of Mirrors
Entirely restored in 2007, the mythic Palace of Versailles Hall of Mirrors is 73 meters long and 10,5 meters in height. Additionally, we count 17 windows tand 357 mirrors of exceptional size that cover the room completely to grant an astounding and shining overall volume. The ceiling, 12 meters above the floor, is adorned with almost 1000 m2 of paintings from Charles Le Brun 's workshop, representing 30 compositions, the achievements of King Louis XIV. In the mirrors the gildings, the ceiling and the visitors themselves are reflected in what becomes a magic atmosphere. Inaugurated in 1684, this masterwork by the architect Mansart, has been conceived in a baroque style in order to immortalize the glory of the monarch. The king did not hesitate to destroy part of its Grand Apartment so that the Hall of Mirrors could be built. Known as the 'Grand Galerie' in the XVIIth century, and meant to dazzle the royal guests, it remained above all a corridor passage, a meeting place or a courtier congregation spot. It was only in very exceptional occasions, ceremonies, like when the kings wanted a sparkling diplomatic celebration or a royal wedding, such as the one that united Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI. The Hall of Mirrors was the place where the treaty of Versailles bringing the First World War to an end was signed in 1919. Nowadays this is a museum and an exhibition hall, the highlight of Versailles Palace. Admire the Hall of Mirrors Versailles with Pariscityvision.com 's many tours, the Visit of the Royal Castle with an audio guide or the combination Giverny and Versailles, or a full day at Versailles including the visit of the petit trianon, with a guide.
Skip-the-line access to visit the Palace of Versailles with PARISCityVISION. Guided visit of the King's main state apartments, the Trianons and the Queen’s Hamlet. Enjoy lunch in the park.
Visit the Palace of Versailles on your own with audio-guide, discover the main state apartments and stroll around the gardens.
Enjoy a guided visit of the Palace of Versailles with skip-the-line access and discover the gardens at your leisure. Lunch (except drinks) in Paris. City tour of Paris.Seine river cruise. Skip the line ticket to the Eiffel Tower up to the second floor.
Visit of Monet’s house and Giverny's gardens. Visit the Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny. Lunch in the Moulin de Fourges. Finally, visit of the gardens and the Palace of Versailles. Minibus tour with pick-up and drop-off at your hotel in Paris.
Guided visit of the Palace of Versailles in the morning with skip-the-line access and time to stroll around the gardens "à la française" at your leisure. Return trip by bus from/to the center of Paris, priority access inside the Palace.
Small group Day Trip to Versailles : Guided Visit of Versailles Palace & Trianon with Grand Canal Lunch
Guided tour of the State Apartment and the park of Versailles with skip-the-line access. Lunch in a restaurant near the Grand Canal. Finally, guided visits of the Trianons and Queen’s Hamlet. Minibus tour from / to your location place in Paris.
Experience the history of the Palace of Versailles with skip-the-line ticket and its magnificent gardens. Morning guided visit of Versailles, minibus transportation from Paris. Pick-up and drop-off at your residence in Paris.
Full day bus tour : Guided visit of Giverny gardens, visit Claude Monet’s house on your own. Lunch at "Moulin de Fourges" restaurant. Skip-the-line ticket to enjoy a really nice guided visit of the Palace of Versailles.
Skip-the-line access to visit Versailles with a guide in the afternoon : visit the main state apartments and discover the gardens at your leisure. Versailles in the afternoon is less crowded than in morning time. Departure and return at the center of Paris by bus.
Skip-the-line access to visit the Palace of Versailles with our guide. Visit the State Apartments and the Hall of Mirrors. Then enjoy your free time in the magnificent gardens. Minibus tour to Versailles from/to your hotel in Paris