If you ever visit Paris, France, be sure to take a side trip to Versaille to visit the beautiful chateau and gardens there. The gardens are some of the most famous in the world. In fact, recently, in 2012, the gardens were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Versaille was the palatial center of government for Louis XIV in the late 1600s. The park and gardens were designed by Andre LeNotre between 1661 and 1700. They cover over 2000 acres. The gardens are landscaped in a classic French Garden Style. Visitors will see beautiful sculptures, flowers, fountains, and even an orangerie.
The gardens are open April 1 through October 31 from 8:00 AM to 8:30 PM, and November 1 - March 31 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. To see the garden, you must choose a tour package. These start at 18 euros.