Versailles is a city on the western edge of the capital city , now part of the sprawling metropolis within the Ile de France region. Versailles is best known for being the site of the vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV on what had been the grounds of a royal hunting lodge.

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Le Chesnay is a former commune in the Yvelines department in the region in north-central . is situated 2½ km north of Versailles. Photo: Henrysalome, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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Versailles Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church located in Versailles, . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 2.5.

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is a commune in the Hauts-de-Seine department and region of north-central France. is situated 4 km east of Versailles. Photo: Strologoff, CC BY-SA 3.0.


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