Béatrix Saule and Mathieu da Vinha
Co-published by Château de Versailles/Artlys, 2016
17 x 24 cm, 96 p., 9.00 € TTC
available in 9 languages : English, German, Chinese, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Russian
Out of the determination of King Louis XIV to build a residence that would stand as a symbol of his glory and his absolute power there emerged a Palace whose grandeur and sumptuousness made the name of Versailles known throughout the world.
Embellished by successive kings, who commissioned work from the greatest architects and artists of their times, the Palace of Versailles shows French style at its highest point. Apart from being the seat of France’s former monarchy, it is a magnificent museum of art and history.
From the splendour of the State Apartments that evoke the life of the Court, to the refinement of the inner private apartments, this guide explains all the facets of the most prestigious of royal residences. It follows the official circuit of the visit, taking in the French formal gardens, the Palaces of Trianon and the Estate of Marie-Antoinette.
The Galerie des Carrosses
Visit of State Apartments
The Palace History gallery and Louis XIV Rooms
The King’s State Apartment
The Grand Gallery
The King’s Apartment
The Queen’s State Apartment
The History Galleries
The Apartments of the Dauphin and Dauphine
The King’s Small Apartment
The King’s Private Cabinets
Marie-Antoinette’s Small Apartments
The History Galleries
The Avenues and Groves
The Trianon Châteaux and Marie-Antoinette’s Estate
The Grand Trianon
The Pe t i t Trianon
The Queen’s Hamlet
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