Palace of Versailles

Initially, Louis XIV often changed his residences.

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He stayed in Fontainebleau, Paris, and Saint-Germain, but already in 1677 he was considering making Versailles his headquarters. The king moved to Versailles on May 6, 1682, and gradually moved the royal court there as well.

The Palace of Versailles became the official residence of Louis XIV and his ministers, and thus Versailles took over the role of the capital of France from Paris.

Versailles became the largest palace in Europe, several thousand courtiers and servants lived there.