Visitors to Versailles

Visitors to Versailles exhibition from October 22nd, 2017 to February 25th, 2018

A fictitious account of three visits to the Palace of Versailles, based on historical facts. Travelers or ambassors: discover their impressions and follow in their footsteps around the Palace as it was in the 17th and 18th century.

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Kosa Pan

Ambassador of Siam


Benjamin Franklin

United States' Ambassador


Hester Thrale

British tourist & author


The reception of the embassy of the very distant Siamese kingdom is a symbol of the pomp and power of Versailles.

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With the american War of Independence raging, Benjkamin Franklin and two diplomats came to Versailles seeking support for their cause.

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Through the eyes of British writer Hester Thrale, discover Versailles and the Grand Tour in a new light.

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