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Old 01-18-2016, 12:26 PM
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Pictures and film cannot do justice to the beauty. It has to be seen to be believed. Astounding.
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Old 02-26-2016, 10:36 AM
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How much did it cost to build Versailles?

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Inside the 17th century Versailles vegetable garden

Inside the 17th century Versailles vegetable garden | The Telegraph
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Old 04-15-2016, 08:53 AM
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Versailles on instagram in the beautiful spring sunhine .

https://www.instagram.com/chateauversailles/
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Versailles Reopens Its Carriage Collection

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Some photos I took at the Petit Trianon.
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Old 08-25-2016, 01:03 AM
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Still at the Petit Trianon.
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Old 08-25-2016, 01:08 AM
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Autumn time at the Orangery - just my husband and I in this area while we had a picnic on a bench.
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One of the staircases leading down to the Orangery.
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Some more photos I took in the main part of the Chateau.
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The photo of the stag head looks "watery" - I took it through a window of old glass.
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The empty room was a contrast to all the opulence.
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Old 08-25-2016, 01:39 AM
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More lovely furniture.
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Another room in the main Chateau. And the rear of the Petit Trianon.
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fabulous photo's...I admire your uploading skills! Indeed Versailles is ...beyond words! I often think of the grotto near the Hameau where Marie Antoinette is said to have hid while awaiting the news from Paris...If you want an idea of what was inside the palace, visit the Wallace Collection in London
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fabulous photo's...I admire your uploading skills! Indeed Versailles is ...beyond words! I often think of the grotto near the Hameau where Marie Antoinette is said to have hid while awaiting the news from Paris...If you want an idea of what was inside the palace, visit the Wallace Collection in London

I've just started reading Antonia Fraser's "Marie Antoinette The Journey" gerry - (it's been sitting on my shelves untouched for years).

Interesting to learn that the last Tsarina of Russia, Alexandra, was a "fan" of Marie Antoinette and slept in her bedroom when visiting Versailles - and was thrilled about it, though others saw it as an ominous sign - and had a tapestry of her at one of the Russian palaces.

Two doomed queens. A heavy price to pay for their positions.
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The Salon of Peace takes its name from the fact that the king liked to be portrayed by Lemoyne as a peacemaker in Europe.
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The National Gallery of Australia will be displaying more than one hundred and thirty objects from Versailles over the coming summer.

This is the first time many of the items have left France - and range from Marie-Antionette's harp to the huge main figure from the Latone fountain in front of the palace.

(The original is coming to Oz - a copy is staying in France.)

From December till April in Canberra - tickets are already on sale of course.
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