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The Palace of Versailles, whose origins date back to the seventeenth century, was successively a hunting lodge, a ​seat of power and​,​ from the nineteenth century​,​ a museum. With the gardens and the ​​Palaces of Trianon, the park of the Château de Versailles spreads over 800 hectares.

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« It's not a palace, it's an entire city. Superb in its size, superb in its matter.»

– Charles Perrault, Le Siècle de Louis le Grand, 1687

18,000 artworks to discover online

With 60,000 artworks, collections of Versailles illustrate 5 centuries of French History. This set reflects the dual vocation of the Palace once inhabited by the sovereigns and then a museum dedicated "to all the glories of France" inaugurated by Louis-Philippe in 1837.

1793 — Jean Duplessis-Bertaux

Prise du palais des Tuileries
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— Martin Desjardins

Diane ou le soir
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1645-1672 — Jean Warin

Statue de Louis XIV
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XIXe siècle — Horace Vernet

Bataille de Wagram, 6 juillet 1809
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1773 - 1774 — François-Hubert Drouais

Madame Du Barry en Flore
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Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

1760 - 1769 — Jean-François Oeben

Secrétaire à cylindre
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