Magnifique Golden Gate Back at Versailles
Restoration of 18th century glory
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 1, 2008 6:06 AM CDT
Tourists and security personnel stand near to the newly restored golden gate of the Palace of Versailles.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – One of France's most popular tourist sites, Paris' Palace of Versailles, has a new golden royal gate—an $8 million replica of a gate demolished during the French Revolution. The 87-yard-long steel gate is decorated with 100,000 gold leaves. It's part of a 17-year-long renovation project, reports AFP.