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The Château de Versailles: From The Seat of Power to The Museum Of The History of France
The Palace of Versailles, also know as The Château de Versailles, began as King Louis XIII's hunting lodge. It is now considered one of the most beautiful achievements of 18th-century French art.
The son of King Louis XIII, Louis XIV, expanded the palace and moved the government and the court to Versailles in 1682. The improvements continued until the French Revolution, when the château “lost its standing as the official seat of power.” In the 19th century the château became the Museum of the history of France.