Versailles, Yvelines


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!

Versailles Palace © French Moments

Versailles Palace © French Moments

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. He has a background teaching French, Economics and Current Affairs, 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. Pierre is the author of the Discovery Course on the Secrets of the Eiffel Tower and the Christmas book "Voyage au Pays de Noël".

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