Kim and Kanye dazzle in Versailles

The couple will get married at the 16th century Belvedere Fort in Florence today.

American reality TV star Kim Kardashian and American singer Kanye West leave their residence in Paris on 23 May 2014, ahead of their wedding. Picture: AFP.

PARIS - US television personality Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West toured the Chateau de Versailles in France on Friday with hundreds of guests ahead of their wedding in Florence this weekend, the visit's organiser said.

The couple hosted an informal dinner and concert in Paris after visiting the palace.

The two had hoped to marry at Versailles, which King Louis XIV transformed from a hunting lodge into the dazzling heart of an absolutist state but were told in January that would not be possible.

Kardashian and West will celebrate their wedding at the 16th century Belvedere Fort in Florence today.

An official at the Florence mayor's office said last week the couple was renting the Belvedere Fort for 300,000 euros for the occasion, which would be presided over by a Protestant pastor.

However, as the castle is not an authorised site for weddings, there was some question about whether the event will be an officially recognised marriage ceremony or a celebration with some looser status.