Learn to recognise Versailles through its architecture and decorations.

game of the associations

The sculptures comprising Louis XIV’s Great Commission tell the story of Versailles and the glory of the king’s reign through allegory and symbols. The collection of 24 allegorical statues, commissioned by the Sun King in 1674 to decorate the new Water Parterre designed by Charles Le Brun between 1669 and 1672, depicted the idea of a world under the benign influence of Apollo, god of the sun and Louis XIV’s personal emblem.

Match each of the photos of the sculptures in the gardens of Versailles to the corresponding drawing, based on the expressions and features imagined by Charles Le Brun.

Go to the game of associations    Check out the answers

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Take part in the history of the palace of Versailles by supporting a project that suits you: adopt a linden tree, contribute to the missions of the Palace or participate in the refurnishing of the royal apartments.

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The official Palace of Versailles app.

The app includes the audioguide tour of the Palace and an interactive map of the Estate. It can be used without an Internet connection.

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