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The Hall of Mirrors Reviews
It's really quite lively but very very busy. That aside its such an iconic space that you can see why everyone makes a bee line for it when visiting the palace more »
Completed in 1684, the Palace of Versailles’ Hall of Mirrors is, without question, the metaphorical center of this grand palace. King Louis XIV, and subsequent members of the royal family, made sure t... more »
I didn't know mirrors were high value items back then, so having a whole wing of your palace to be covered in mirrors is a display of wealth and power. They didn't have big slates of mirrors like we do now, or even big floor to ceiling windows, so they used many smaller mirrors to cover one side of the wall, so folks can see their extravagant dresses or hats as they stroll down this hall (kind of like that adventurous friend who puts mirrors on their bedroom ceiling). It's funny to think that after so many centuries, us humans have not changed that much; we still pause to admire ourselves in front of mirrors and spend way too much time perfecting our hair before we carry on.
Absolutely incredible. Come early to avoid the large crowds!
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