Versailles, Palace of

[ (ver-seye, vuhr-seye) ]
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A large royal residence built in the seventeenth century by King Louis XIV of France in Versailles, near Paris. The palace, with its lavish gardens and fountains, is a spectacular example of French classical architecture. The Hall of Mirrors is particularly well known.

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The peace treaty that formally ended World War I was negotiated and signed at the Palace of Versailles.

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