The Palace of Versailles is a royal palace built in the city of Versailles in France. It is one of the most famous palaces in the world and has inspired the construction of hundreds of other structures worldwide. The original building on the site was a hunting lodge created for Louis XIII in 1624, which would eventually form the core of the current palace. His son, Louis XIV, expanded the hunting lodge into a massive palace, constructed in four separate building campaigns. He would officially move the court there in May of 1682, and Versailles remained the center of power for the French Monarchy until the Royal Family was forced to return to Paris at the beginning of the French Revolution. Both Louis XV and Louis XVI would continue building projects on the palace, but the majority of the construction was done by Louis XIV. Versailles was designated a World Heritage site in 1979, and millions of tourists visit it every year.