Parts of Versailles will be turned into a hotel to pay the bills

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Funding Cuts Force Palace Of Versailles To Open Up A Hotel

The Palace of Versailles, one of the most famous landmarks in the world, is about to be turned into a hotel.

The chateau's constructions began in 1664 and the palace became the house of France's political power in 1682, when Luis XIV moved away from Paris. Since then, millions of people have visited the area, which was also listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site, but things are about to change in an unexpected way.

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Parts of Versailles will be turned into a hotel to pay the bills
One of Louis XIV's grand entrance(s) to the palace of Versailles. Louis the XIV was also known as the Sun King.
Paris, France
The Orangerie, Palace of Versailles.
golden statue of flora in Versailles Palace garden, France
Beautiful golden gates of Versailles, France, taken on 2013.
Versailles Palace, wide view of gardens
Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles (UNESCO World Heritage List, 1979). France, 17th century.
Fall colors.
Details of golden gate of the palace of Versailles
The Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles
France, Ile-de-France, Versaille, statue of Neptune and Palace
The Louvre Museum reflected in the waters of the pyramid fountain in Paris, France.

Under financial pressure for meeting the cost of maintenance, the management company that oversees the palace has been looking for an external partner to turn three buildings into a luxury hotel where customers can spend a regal night. According to Traveler, the three buildings are outside the gates of the actual castle and have been needing renovations for a few years.

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