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Listed for the past 30 years as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Palace of Versailles constitutes one of the finest achievements of French art of the 17th century. The former hunting lodge of Louis XIII was transformed and extended by his son Louis XIV who installed here the Court and the government of France in 1682. Up until the French Revolution, a line of kings succeeded each other, each taking his turn to embellish the Palace. http://youtu.be/hsVa6bKwSvA Interesting Facts The Hall of Mirrors, the King's Grand Apartments, the Museum of the History of France: over the centuries, the Palace of Versailles, the country's seat of power until 1789, continued to grow and be embellished. It started out as a modest hunting lodge built for Louis XIII.