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Chateau Versailles

The official web site for the Chateau of Versailles offers information about the history of Versailles in addition to tours and public events. The site has an interactive map which enables the user to tour the exterior and interior of Versailles and the Trianons. Biographies are offered of the major figures associated with Versailles. Major works of art at Versailles are singled out for more detailed explanations. There are panorama tours of the Hall of Mirroirs and the King's Bedchamber. Educational materials for teachers and students are offered but they are only in French.


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Diane Germanowski
Diane Germanowski (Faculty)
12 years ago

Wiill use the slide shows in class- Western Perspaectives II. As this site demonstrates, visuals bring history to life. A great retrospective of the life and times of LouisXIV and his monument, Versailles.

Amy Northrup
Amy Northrup (Student)
18 years ago
I actually really enjoyed this website because of it's easy navigaion and
beautiful layout. It included a great deal of historical landmarks and an
update on those landmarks, as well as beautiful portraits with a small
description of each. Again, learning a little history of France was fairly easy
to navigate through, and would definately recommend this site to anyone wanting
to know more.
Used in course? Yes
Kristy Hunt
Kristy Hunt (Student)
18 years ago
There are many beautiful pictures on Versailles on this site. It has great
graphics and is extremely easy to navigate. The page is viewable in several
languages. There is tons of information about the history as well as current
day information. The whole site is full of rich details. Overall this is an
extremely informative site about Versailles.