The Palace of Versailles is certainly the most iconic castle of France.
Located 20 km southwest of Paris, it’s the residence of the last king of France, Louix XVI, before the fall of the monarchy in 1789. Established in a 1,070-hectare park with splendid French gardens, the palace itself covers an area of 67,000 sq m.
Painting is an ancient medium and even with the introduction of photography, film and digital technology, it still has remained a persistent mode of expression. So many paintings have been limned over dozens of millennia that only a relatively small percentage of them could be construed as "timeless classics" that have become familiar to the public—and not coincidentally produced by some of the most famous artists of all time. We, of course, have our opinion of what makes the grade and we present them here in our list of the best paintings of all time.