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Satellite View of Château de Versailles using Google Earth Data

Satellite view is showing the Palace and Park of Versailles, in Paris, France. In the 18th century Versailles was the cultural and political center of power in France, it was the principal residence of the French kings. When in 1682 King Louis XIV (the Sun King) and his court moved to Versailles, the former hunting chateau has been expanded over the following decades and became one of the largest palaces in the world. Versailles was the seat of the royal French government from 1682 until 1789,


 
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External Link:
Château de Versailles
Official website of the Palace of Versailles.
Office de Tourisme Versailles
Versailles Tourist Office
UNESCO World Heritage: Palace and Park of Versaillesl
Palace and Park of Versailles entry at UNESCO World Heritage center.
Wikipedia: Palace of Versailles
Wikipedia article about the Palace of Versailles.
 

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