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À quoi ça sert ? Ça veut dire quoi ça ? Pourquoi c'est comme ça ?
What's the point? What does that mean? Why is it like that?
C'est ? C'est qui lui ? Un jour, une question !
Where is it? Who is he? One day, one question!
C'est quoi le château de Versailles ?
What is the Palace of Versailles?
À la fin du XVIIe siècle, le roi de France, Louis XIV, veut un lieu de vie à l'image de son emblème, le soleil.
At the end of the 17th century, the King of France, Louis XIV, wanted a place to live reflecting his emblem, the sun.
Alors il fait transformer en château le pavillon de chasse de son père Louis XIII.
So he transformed into a palace the hunting lodge of his father Louis XIII.
Celui-ci est situé à 30 km de Paris, à Versailles.
This one was located 30 km away from Paris, in Versailles.
De 1682 à 1715, Louis XIV y vit entouré de ses courtisans et de son gouvernement.
From 1682 to 1715, Louis XIV lived there surrounded by his courtiers and his government.
Mais qu'a-t-il de si spécial, ce château ?
But what is so special about this castle?
Il est grandiose. Louis XIV voit les choses en grand.
It is magnificent. Louis XIV sees things on a grand scale.
Bâtiments majestueux et parc de 8000 hectares : 10 fois plus grand qu'à l'heure actuelle !
Majestic buildings and a park of 8000 hectares: 10 times larger than at present!
De nos jours, Versailles est en troisième position des lieux les plus visités de France, devant la Tour Eiffel !
Nowadays, Versailles is ranking third among the most visited places of France, ahead of the Eiffel Tower!
Chaque année, des millions de touristes viennent y contempler la célèbre galerie des Glaces et ses 357 miroirs.
Each year, millions of tourists come to admire the famous Hall of Mirrors and its 357 mirrors.
Mais aussi l'appartement du roi, composé d'une succession de salons et de la fastueuse chambre royale.
But also the king's apartment, consisting of a succession of salons and the sumptuous royal chamber.
Dehors il peuvent admirer les jardins à la française, le grand canal en forme de croix et les fontaines alimentées par d'astucieux systèmes imaginés par Le Nôtre, le jardinier du roi soleil.
Outside they can admire the French-style gardens, the large cross-shaped canal and the fountains powered by clever systems imagined by Le Nôtre, the gardener of the Sun King.
En 1837, le roi Louis-Philippe a créé le musée de l'histoire de France au cœur du château.
In 1837, King Louis-Philippe created the museum of the history of France in the heart of the castle.
Aujourd'hui Versailles appartient à la République française, qui l'utilise dans de grandes occasions.
Today Versailles belongs to the French Republic, which uses it on great occasions.
Comme en 1919, quand le traité de paix mettant fin à la Première Guerre mondiale a été signé dans la galerie des Glaces.
For instance in 1919, when the peace treaty ending the First World War was signed in the Hall of Mirrors.
Son nom ? Le traité de Versailles !
Its name ? The Treaty of Versailles!
Tu te poses des questions ? Nous, on y répond !
Are you asking yourself questions? We answer them!
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