Well, builders. The architect is not known. The project was started by the Bishoip of Paris, Maurice de Sully
It was built because Louis XIV thought that by building a court, he could keep his threats nearby so that they would not rise against him. After the disgrace of Nicolas Fouquet in 1661, Louis became jealous of this finance minister having a better palace than his, which was called the Vaux-le-Vicomte, and confiscated Fouquet's estate. He then employed the builders of the Vaux-le-Vicomte (Le Vau, Le Notre and Le Brun) to build the Palace of Versailles for him.
1. Eiffel Tower 2. Aerospace Industry. 3. Wine 4. Food 5. Fashion.
Some alternative might include The Louvre Museum, the Arch de Triumph, the Bastille, the guillotine, Napoleon, the Seine River, Normandy, the Cannes Film Festival, Moulin Rouge, Notre Dame, the beret, artists, the French Foreign Legion, horse-meat or escargot.
Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Spain are the major countries that border France