Guide

Jérémie Benoit, Yves Carlier, Frédéric Lacaille, Alexandre Maral
with Artlys editions, 2017
15,5 x 23 cm, 328 p., 19 € TTC
ISBN 978-2-85495-652-8

The document is available in english and french

With more than three hundred pages, three hundred illustrations, and many plans and indexes, this book is an indispensable guide to understanding the Château of Versailles. It provides a detailed history of this fascinating Château and sets out—in the order of the itinerary—an exhaustive description of each room and its function: the State and Private Apartments, the Chapel, the Opera, the Château’s History Galleries, the collections of paintings and sculptures in the Historical Museum, the Petit and Grand Trianon, and a comprehensive guide to the extensive park and its many groves.

Contents :

Foreword
History

The Château
The Château’s History Rooms and the Louis XIV Rooms
The Royal Residence
The History Galleries
The Château’s Gardens and Park
The Trianons
The Grand Trianon
The Petit Trianon and the Queen’s Hamlet
The Château’s outbuildings and the City
Appendices
Chronology of the Château’s construction and the historical events associated with Versailles
Index of places
Index of people
The collections in the National Museum of the Châteaux of Versailles and Trianon in figures
The Chief Curators of the National Museum of Versailles