The Palace of Versailles
The Palace of Versailles

  • Fact 1: When the Palace of Versailles was completed, it could accomodate up to 5,000 people, including servants.

  • Fact 2: On October 8, 1789, a group of townspeople, especially the women, marched up to the palace and demanded bread.

  • Distance From My Home: When I looked it up, it would not show, so I looked up Paris because Versailles is closest to Paris, France. So, the distance actually from Paris, France is about 4,275 miles.

  • My Place is Famous for: The Palace of Versailles is famous because that is where King Louis XIV lived. Then, He married Marie Antoinette and she lived there to. Together, they ruled France for many years when finally, they were overthrown. First, King Louis XIV was sent to the guillotine. Then, it was Marie Antoinette's turn. It is said that her last words were " I'm sorry, sir, I didn't mean to do it, " because she stepped on the prosecuter's toe.

  • Description: It was the home of Marie Antoinette, and King Louis XIV who ruled France. King Louis XIV declared himself as the state and the Sun God.

  • Three Interesting Facts Here are some interesting facts about the Palace of Versailles:
    1. It's one of the most extravagant buildings in the whole world.
    2. About 37,000 acres of land were cleared to make room for tree-lined terraces and flower plants.
    3. It has a fantastic hall of mirrors and lots and lots of beautiful chandeleirs. ( Note: The song in the background is called "Oh I Just Can't Wait to Be King." It is for King Louis XIV.
    4. Here are the lyrics in case you want to sing along: I'm gonna be a mighty king So enemies beware! Well, I've never seen a king of beasts With quite so little hair I'm gonna be the mane event Like no king was before I'm brushing up on looking down I'm working on my ROAR Thus far, a rather uninspiring thing Oh, I just can't wait to be king! (You've rather a long way to go, young master, if you think...) No one saying do this (Now when I said that, I -) No one saying be there (What I meant was...) No one saying stop that (Look, what you don't realize...) No one saying see here (Now see here!) Free to run around all day (Well, that's definitely out...) Free to do it all my way! I think it's time that you and I Arranged a heart to heart Kings don't need advice From little hornbills for a start If this is where the monarchy is headed Count me out! Out of service, out of Africa I wouldn't hang about This child is getting wildly out of wing Oh, I just can't wait to be king! Everybody look left Everybody look right Everywhere you look I'm Standing in the spotlight! Not yet! Let every creature go for broke and sing Let's hear it in the herd and on the wing It's gonna be King Simba's finest fling Oh, I just can't wait to be king! Oh, I just can't wait to be king! Oh, I just can't waaaaaait ... to be king!

  • Bibliography

    1. How Far Is It?. October 12, 2002. http://www.indo.com/distance/

    2. Architectural Design Images History 3D Models. October 11, 2002. http://www.GreatBuildings.com/

    3. "ny.jpg" October 11,2002. http://cda.mrs.umn.edu/~seniorm/paris/Paris%2099/album99.html

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    Created by: Nichole Y.
    Date Created: October 16, 2002
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