Versailles for dummies
Formerly the seat of royal power, Versailles is now a national museum and palace dedicated to 'All the glories of France'. Whole chapters of French history were written here, but the influence of this palace cannot be limited to its legendary rulers, such as Louis XIV and Marie-Antoinette: it was also a resplendent micro-city bringing together all the elite of the Court and whose ceremonial, political and intellectual brilliance lit up an entire period of the monarchy. Its glory was such that, even now, several centuries after the last parade of courtiers, this place receives each year over three million visitors.
This book will accompany you through the corridors of this celebrated palace, from the Hall of Mirrors to the most secret passages, including of course a tour of its sumptuous gardens. You will learn everything about this place which was a major theatre in the history of France'and of the world!
Discover: the history and architecture of the Palace of Versailles, the estate and the gardens of Versailles, daily life at the court of the king, the national museum and palace, Versailles today.
Includes 16 pages of colour illustrations
Authors: Mathieu Da-Vinha and Rapahël Masson
Paperback: 323 pages
Publisheur: First Editions
Collection : For dummies
Dimensions: L23.1x W19.3 x H2.2 cm
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