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    Restoration of the garden paintings in the Grand Trianon

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    New benches for the parks of Versailles and Marly

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    Replantation of the linden trees at the Allée of Mortements

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    The Palace rediscovered, from Louis XIV to General de Gaulle

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    The south perspective of the Gardens regains its original splendour

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    And Iron Becomes Gold: Restoration of the Main Entrances to the Palace

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    Restoring the busts of the Marble Courtyard

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  • The American Revolution

    5 July - 2 October 2016

    Commemoration of the 240th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

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Versailles and the American Revolution



Versailles and the American Revolution

For the commemoration of the 240th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, the Palace of Versailles pays a special tribute to the international relations during the War of Independence that linked the destinies of three countries, the United States, the United Kingdom and France.

The exhibition takes place in the gallery of Battles, built under Louis-Philippe’s reign and inaugurated in 1837. For this gallery, Auguste Couder received the commission of The Battle of Yorktown, sole battle in this gallery linked to the reign of Louis the Sixteenth.

After the records and reports of the historical events, this depiction in the 1830s helped to describe the political and military alliance between France and the United States and the place of Versailles in the American Revolution with signature of different treaties.

Thanks to the 16 works to the French painter and soldier Rossel de Cercy but also masterpiece lent by the world known American museums, the exhibition aims to overcome a national standpoint in the interpretation of the events, revealing the diplomatic context until the Independence in the United States and in Europe as well as the contemporaries depictions of the war and its legend.


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