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Versailles Palace
Versailles Palace
The construction of the Versailles palace began in 1668 and lasted until Louis XIV's death in 1715. The Sun King transformed the palace into the center of political power in France. Versailles was the headquarters of every arm of the state. The main apartments are on the first floor. The private apartments of the king and queen are around the Marble Courtyard and on the garden side are the state apartments where official Court life took place.