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Hall of Mirrors in Versailles Palace


Hall of Mirrors in Versailles

Overlooking Versailles Park, the Hall of Mirrors is the largest and most famous room of the Palace of Versailles.

It owes its name to the seventeen mirror arches facing seventeen windows overlooking the Park. Each arch contains twenty-one mirrors for a total of 357 mirrors. The Hall of Mirrors' dimensions are 73m × 10.5m × 12.3m .

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History of Hall of Mirrors

Designed by architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart (picture) and decorated by painter Charles le Brun (picture), the Hall of Mirrors was built between 1678 and 1684. It was the grandiose setting of many 17th and 18th century royal ceremonies and festivities (picture).

It was also the venue of the 1871 proclamation of the German Empire (picture) by Otto van Bismarck, after the French defeat in the 1870 war, and the 1919 signature of the Versailles treaty (picture) which ended World War One.

Visit Hall of Mirrors

Visit the Hall of Mirrors and the Palace of Versailles in the morning, on weekdays and off season to avoid the crowd as much as possible. Lucky tourists can attend marvelous evening concerts in the Palace of Versailles

A good way to visit the Palace of Versailles is on a guided tour. Have a look at our pages on the Palace of Versailles and Versailles Park.

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Other great sights at Versailles Palace

The Hall of Mirrors is the most famous sight in Versailles. Many other great sights turn Versailles Palace into one of the most beautiful and interesting palaces in the world.

Grand Canal
Petit Trianon
Grand Trianon
Versailles Park

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