Versailles, France: Palace Gardens and Little Hamlet

published 4 years ago by Rick Steves

The Palace of Versailles outside Paris, France, was built along an eight-mile axis. The palace's lavish gardens were Louis XIV's way of asserting his total command over nature, while Marie Antoinette's Little Hamlet fulfilled the queen's rustic fantasy of peasant life. At www.ricksteves.com, you'll find money-saving travel tips, small-group tours, guidebooks, TV shows, radio programs, podcasts, and more on this destination.

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