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  Hall of Mirrors
by bpacker

Ah...the hall of mirrors. The French name for this place sounds lovely doesn't it? Anyway, this should be the highlight of your tour (Ok, it would be better if those pesky tourists disappeared!), how can it not be? It's 250 feet long , filled with mirrors( they were expensive things in the 17th century), golden statues, awesome chandeliers and astounding views of the palatial gardens...Now imagine this place, filled with waltzing nobles, complete with fussy wigs, fake moles and puffy silk dresses, it must have been magical....

Click here to look at the window views from the Hall of Mirrors.

Historical Tip: It might be interesting to note that the Hall of Mirrors was linked to a period of horrors. The all important Treaty of Versailles was signed over here , an important document which blamed the woes of WWI on Germany and made her instantly bankrupt by US$33b ! The document started a chain of events that led to the horrors of WWII

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  • Updated Oct 31, 2004
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