Versailles château, estate, collections


Pierre Lemoine and Jérémie Benoit, Yves Carlier, Hélène Delalex,
Frédéric Lacaille, Alexandre Maral, Béatrice Sarrazin, Noémie Wansart
with RMN-GP editions, 2022
15,5 x 23 cm, 328 p., 20 € TTC
ISBN 978-2-71187-334-0

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 :


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
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