The Palace of Versailles is perhaps the most opulent and beautiful palace in Europe. This was once home to kings and queens of France. It is one of the most important places in France and is now recognised as a world heritage site by UNESCO.
This is the golden entry gate to The Palace of Versailles as my entry to Photographing Public Art Challenge.
Peace Sculpture at the entrance of the Palace
The Palace of Versailles began as a small lodge for Louis XIII and later became the official royal residence under Louis XIV. Nowadays it is a museum with more than 60,000 works of art capturing a part of the history of France.
Entrance and staircases.
Paintings on the ceiling of the Royal Chapel
The ceilings of the palace was so intricately decorated and in such an elaborate way.
Busts and golden sculptures inside some of the rooms in the palace.
View from the windows of some of the rooms of the palace.
View of the courtyard.
The gardens of the palace are quite impressive, and there are plenty of sculptures and fountains to discover as well.
Some sitting sculptures in the facade of the palace as entry for Pull Up a Seat Challenge.