Palace of versailles

Google offers you a free visit to the Palace of Versailles in virtual reality

If you want to take a virtual reality trip to one of France’s most popular tourist attractions, Google has partnered with the Palace of Versailles to only offer that. HTC Vive and Oculus Rift users can walk around for free the royal residence King Louis XIV used it from 1682.

A total of 21 rooms and 387,500 square feet of floor space have been recreated in VRas noted Engadgetand you can admire more than 100 works of art, which you cannot do in real life.

Tourists line up to enter and visit the Palace of Versailles, but you can experience it without the crowds.

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“The King’s and Queen’s State Apartments are yours, along with other places besides… Step onto the stage of the Royal Opera House, approach the high altar of the Royal Chapel carved by Corneil Van Cleve in the 18th century, and discover the Hall of Mirrors, one of the most emblematic places”, reads one the Steam description.

You can even switch to night mode and walk around “by the light of the chimney fires”.

The idea of ​​being able to experience tourist attractions without the cost, travel, or crowds is pretty cool, if you’re willing to invest in a VR headset.


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