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The Palace of Versailles is a royal palace located in the Île-de-France region of France, near Paris. It was built in the 17th century for King Louis XIV as a symbol of his absolute power and wealth. The palace is renowned for its magnificent gardens and grand interiors, including the Hall of Mirrors and the King's Grand Apartments. It was also the site of political events, including the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, which ended World War I. The Palace of Versailles is now a museum and a UNESCO World Heritage site, attracting millions of visitors each year.