The Palace of Versailles is open for virtual reality visits


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  • Thursday, 26 Mar 2020

The Palace of Versailles, France. — AFP Relaxnews

Globetrotters quarantined at home can teleport themselves to France and back to the 17th century with a virtual reality-powered visit to the Palace of Versailles.

Your trip to France cancelled because of Covid-19? Or need to keep a child in your home occupied for an hour? There's a virtual reality experience for that.

"Experience Versailles" isn't new. But it's enjoying renewed interest among Francophiles and households on lockdown for offering an alternative way to experience Versailles from thousands of kilometres away.

For kids, the experience is an educational one, teaching players about Louis XIV and French sovereignty. Players also infiltrate a sumptuous masked ball held by Louis XV and can explore the palace grounds, moving through the Royal Courtyard, to the Hall of Mirrors and the King's Apartments.

For parents, it's an hour or two of distraction.

The "Experience Versailles" is free, powered by Steam and works with VR headsets like HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. – AFP Relaxnews

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