Versailles, Yvelines

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Versailles is located 22 km southwest of Paris. It is famously known for its grand chateau and its vast park.


Versailles Palace

During the reign of Louis XIV, the Sun King, Versailles became the residence of the king’s court. From May 1682 to the French Revolution, the chateau of Versailles was the seat of the French government.

Versailles was the glory of the King of France. This can be understand when visiting the sumptuous main apartments of the palace and the vast gardens lay out by landscaped architect Le Nôtre.

More details on our website about Versailles to come soon!


English-French Vocabulary

(f) for féminin, (m) for masculin and (v) for verbs

  • apartment = appartement (m)
  • architect = architecte (m)
  • castle = château (m)
  • city = ville (f)
  • court = cour (f)
  • French Revolution = Révolution Française (f)
  • garden = jardin (m)
  • government = gouvernement (m)
  • Hall of Mirrors = Galerie des Glaces (f)
  • king = roi (m)
  • kingdom = royaume (m)
  • palace = palais (m)
  • park = parc (m)
  • queen = reine (f)
  • residence = résidence (f)
  • Sun-King = Roi-Soleil (m)

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Pierre is a French/Australian who is passionate about France and its culture. He grew up in France and Germany and has also lived in Australia and England. In 2014 he moved back to Europe from Sydney with his wife and daughter to be closer to their families and to France. He has a background teaching French and holds a Master of Translating and Interpreting English-French with the degree of Master of International Relations and a degree of Economics and Management.

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