People are still visiting this place since it has become a tourist attraction center ever since. This palace of Versailles was once a noble place for leadership of France until during the French uprising. It is becoming a toured destination all over the world, this is due to the following features: forests found nearby, waterworks, grounds, guiding speakers in rooms, buildings architecture and serene environment.
The palace of Versailles has a forest surrounding it few miles from a building, and this forest consists of different types of beautiful trees which give the palace a refreshing air. Inside the forests are walking paths which are winding throughout the forest which will leave you to have a feeling of visiting the place over and over again.
The waters surrounding the palace are mostly eye-catching structures as well as its waters forming reflections displays everywhere. Waterfalls are also there approximately 2 miles from path cutting through towards village farm. Extraordinary gardens in site can make you surprised; gardens have beautiful flower beds planted giving them gorgeous sight. They are large to accommodate populations ranging from 5000 to 10000 people. Hedges and statues are found in the gardens. Gardens played a significant duty in construction since it portrayed that human being can subdue and direct nature. It showed the jubilation of man over the surrounding, new scientific knowledge of space limitless.
Guiding Speakers in Rooms
Palace of Versailles is not only just a tourist’s destination that you may want to visit, but also everyone’s dreams of going because of its uniqueness ion helping the tourists. There are speakers in your language that you can listen to in each room. It is something that one rarely finds in other tourists sites.
However, there are few things that ever made the palace a scene you would not like to visit, huge queues, poor sanitation. A large population of people visit the palace each year translating to large crowds registered. This has caused the majority of visitors to embrace online booking of tickets to avoid wasting time. Vacation time when wasted it something that can make you sad. Additionally, before the palace was repaired, it was really, a place you could not imagine stepping your foot on. There were no toilets inside the palace, people used chamber pots to refresh themselves and later emptied through windows. Estimates of 10000 people were being housed at once, and during these times, chambers become overflowed.
A Violent Storm
Strong windstorm swept through Europe in the year 1999. Versailles’ Palace was among the most affected places by these windstorms. Windows, roofs were all flown off, the gardens, forests became worst with more than 10000 trees getting uprooted. Although the damage was large; it turned out to be the best thing since everything was restored in the palace by repaired the building and painting, replacing the trees in the grounds. It is attracting large visits of over 3 million each year.
Despite the palace of Versailles being a museum, it played a role in politics. The King Louis XIV made changes in the Versailles by expanding it later came to be a luxurious palace in Europe. Charles II who was the king of England by then for almost five years became jealous of the magnificence of Versailles. The rule of King Louis wanted to show how wealthy and powerful France is. In terms of arts, he wanted to boost the status of France in the whole of Europe. This king did that by building expensive mirrors inside the palace which were normally imported from Italy. Louis needed the government of France to be moved to Versailles because according to him, it would offer much protection against negative political pressure.
Equally, flower beds had alternating patterns of colors indicating opposite embroidery work. Design and use of colors gave a sense of garden being gardens of intelligence. Intellectual feelings of nature the Versailles garden maintained were a bond to the revolution spirit. Grotesque side to gardens have become theaters for dramas, musical dances and nobility. King Louis wanted French nobles to think Versailles as a bliss because it was a place of decorum and niceties to which he would invite nobles to try them by offering luxurious comfortable life to make them inefficient if they would challenge his rule.