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25THE CHATEAUX THAT INSPIRED VERSAILLES

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Pretty hard to tear your eyes away from, right? This is the Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte. This baroque masterpiece is like something out of a fairytale. Built in the year 1658, this architectural marvel actually inspired the beautiful palace of Versailles. Long before Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were planning their

wedding, castles like these were being lived in by the French aristocracy. Elaborate, ornate, and requiring 18,000 workmen over five years, this piece of heaven comes with gardens galore. Plus, it's open to the public.

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