15 Best Things to Do in Versailles (France)

2. Hall of Mirrors

Hall of Mirrors

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Hall of Mirrors

The Palace’s central gallery was built between 1678 and 1684, and connects the Grand Apartment of the King with the Grand Apartment of the Queen.

The Hall of Mirrors is as noted for its beauty (the consensus is that it’s the finest room in the palace), as it is for the historical events that have gone down in here.

The hall is 73 metres long, and lit from one side by 17 arcaded windows, the light of which is reflected by 17 identical mirrors.

Look up and you’ll see Charles Le Brun’s painted ceiling commemorating Louis XIV’s military campaigns and victories.

This of course was where the Treaty of Versailles was signed on 28 June 1919.

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