5. Palace of Versailles
The people of France lived in desperate poverty while King Louis XIV built a palace that leaves even modern visitors amazed at its opulence and beauty. The famous Hall of Mirrors and the French History Museum are located within its walls. The many fountains on the immaculate grounds are part of the Musical Fountains Show presented on weekends and holidays.
Nearby Attractions: Marie-Antoinette’s home offers an interesting glimpse into the queen’s personal life.