Few experiences can transport you to another time like strolling through Versailles in France.
Tired of bustling Paris, Louis XIV decided to convert a lodge at Versailles into a palace. When the Sun King began occupying it in 1682, it became the capital of the kingdom until 1789. After touring the opulent palace and gardens, it’s no wonder the French revolted.
While the modern-day crowds offer a quick slap back to reality, touring the site as classical music flows and fountains dance is one of the best ways to step back in time and experience another era. Be sure to check out the events calendar on its website to schedule your trip around this spectacle.