Palace of Versailles

The renovation of the main palace was completed in 1670.

An excerpt from the article 29 facts about Palace of Versailles

The palace gained a new facade on the garden side, with a huge marble terrace separating the two wings, which were built on the site of the former moat.

One wing belonged to the king - there were his apartments, the other to the queen and other members of the royal family. The palace was also extended from the courtyard towards the kitchen and stables, and the construction of pavilions for the ministers began.

Over the years, the palace was enlarged many times, in fact, it was built during the entire life of Louis XIV.

More than 30.000 workers participated in the construction. According to estimates, the costs related to the reconstruction, renovation, and then maintenance of the residence constituted approximately 25% of the royal treasury.