Under the supervision of Laurent Salomé and Claire Bonnotte
In Fine publishing, 2019
24 x 30 cm, 448 p., € 49
ISBN 978 - 2 - 90230 - 27 - 7
At the end of the 19th century, the Palace of Versailles made a spectacular come back. It became once more a national symbol and a place where political events unfolded. Nostalgia for its past splendour inspired the arts, literature and fashion. The splendour of Versailles, the poetry of its gardens, the ghosts of the Sun King and Marie-Antoinette featured among the dreams of the Belle Époque and the Roaring Twenties. It was also at that time that the Palace began its large-scale restoration and furnishing project, causing heated debates that carry on today.
Life of the estate
More than forty years after its last major restoration, the Royal Chapel is requiring an urgent intervention on the roof timbers, the roof and decorative lead work, the statues and the window frames and stained glass. Follow the live of the restoration of this architectural masterpiece.
Make an online donation
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.I support Versailles