The Versaille Estate is an immense estate and was started by King Louis Xlll. It was King Louis XlV who turned Versaille into the estate it is now and ensured that it would have a destiny. From 1682 to 1789, Versailles was the seat of monarchy. It is not too close to Paris but is not that far away either.
Navigating the metro in Paris is not hard once you get the hang of it and learn the detour route from the normal route. Luckily French people are a lot nicer than they are made out to be. Though we did have an interesting chat with a shop keeper who thinks French people are kinda snooty. We have not found that.