Chateau de Versailles (Palace of Versailles), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, France - The Gate of Honour

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Chateau de Versailles (Palace of Versailles), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, France - The Gate of Honour
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First built by Louis XIII in 1624 as a hunting lodge of brick and stone, and designed by the architect Jacques Lemercier, the edifice was enlarged into a royal palace by Louis XIV, the self-styled Sun King. The palace is elaborately adjourned with artwork, gilded friezes and statuary.
Location: Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France