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Her_Majesty 12-04-2006 06:24 PM

Opening Exhibition at Versailles
 
04-12-2006 Versailles Princess Astrid ,Farah Diba and princess Victoria attended the gala evening of the International Night of the Children at the castle of Versailles.

See Pictures here.
(PPE)

dazzling 12-05-2006 06:09 AM

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden at the Palais de Versailles - pictures

Yennie 12-05-2006 06:33 AM

I love this photo https://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/7272...7C5022FB410D56

Its so Victoria; sitting in a grand room eating a fancy dinner and still making a funny face :flowers:

barber 12-05-2006 08:57 AM

beautiful pictures again from Victoria !! The purple dress she wears also in Australia.

Avalon 12-06-2006 07:20 AM

VICTORIA OF SWEDEN ESPECIALLY GLAM AT CHARITY BALL

A glowing Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden was looking especially stunning as she attended at a charity ball in Paris on Tuesday night.

Pictures:
Crown Princess Victoria
Crown Princess Victoria 2
Crown Princess Victoria and Adelaide d'Orleans
Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Astrid
Crown Princess Victoria, Archduke Lorenz of Austria and Princess Astrid
Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Catherine and Marianna V. Vardinoyannis

all pictures from getty here.

RADKER18 12-06-2006 08:46 AM

I love that dress on her she always looks Beutiful in it thanks for all the pics she looks stunning.

lord_rankin 12-06-2006 09:26 AM

Love the colour of that dress with her complexion!

Alisa 12-06-2006 10:53 AM

She looked a little thin, but nonetheless she looked great. The dress was perfect and she elegantly stood out with that beautiful lavender color.

PS. She looked great standing next to Prince Wenzeslaus, they would make an attractive royal couple.;)

Here is the ever present ETW:
https://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/7272...5A1E4F32AD3138

Gita 12-06-2006 12:58 PM

Dress
 
I love that dress! :smile: :clap:

HRH Mims 12-06-2006 01:05 PM

https://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?z...6%20Versailles
I love Victoria- she is my most favorite princess. I like that dress...
but gosh, I just wish she could get new dress. In last time she recycled a lot. I hope she will wear on nobel something new. :rolleyes:

HRH Mims 12-06-2006 01:27 PM

Another pictures on seegerpress:
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Her_Majesty 12-06-2006 01:28 PM

Who's that woman?
Gosh... this dress is awful! :ermm:

Victoria looked gorgeous! Even if this dress is old: I love it! The backview is fantastic!

Gita 12-06-2006 02:34 PM

This only the second time she has worn it. I hope we see it again sometime in the future.

magnik 12-06-2006 05:18 PM

I hope that too. She looks elegant on this event. This was old, good Victoria.

Pinkycat 05-28-2007 06:08 PM

Versailles: The Dream of a King
 
I came across this floor plan on a message board about Versailles, it is in French though, when you click on the numbers it tells you the room's name and gives a photo of the room.

If you don't speak French you could go to freetranslation.com to have it translated,

Les appartements du rez de chaussée de Versailles

It is the best I could find for now.

Pinkycat 07-19-2007 04:54 PM

I have came across these floorplans of Versailles. I always thought that Marie-Antoinette used the Queen's apartment but another floor plan has her rooms listed on the ground floor the other side of the palace.

the Queen's apartments, first floor:
Les grands appartements du chateau de Versailles

Marie-Antoinette's apartments ground floor (these aren't the Dauphine's rooms)
https://img474.imageshack.us/img474/7...chauseefi9.jpg

Does anyone know which rooms she actually used? I always thought the Queen's apartments but the second floor plans has me a little confused.

TheSparkInside 07-25-2007 04:34 PM

I have no idea which one's Marie Atoinette used, though it seems odd she'd be allotted only three rooms.

This doesn't seem to be the entire image--is there more of it, Pinkcat?

Pinkycat 07-25-2007 07:36 PM

that is all the image, that I can find anyway. I was just curious to the Queen's apartments, because I always asumed that she used the Queen's apartments on the first floor, then the other floor plans shows a second set of apartments on the ground floor. I'm wondering now if one was the state apartments that she would use for official occasions and the other may be her private apartments.

UserDane 11-12-2007 05:46 PM

The Palace of Versailles
 
The Danish newspaper Børsen today has an article about the upcoming silver furniture exhibition at Versailles which opens on 19 November.

According to the newspaper, the Danish items, 53 in all and from Rosenborg Castle, will make up about 70% of the exhibition as Denmark has an extraordinary large collection of silver furniture – the reason should be that the various items were originally commissioned by different persons and not only the king who could therefore melt it if the silver was needed.

Apparently, the items were taken to the Danish Central Bank some time ago and there hand-polished in preparation for the exhibition. Moreover, the Bruun Rasmussen auction house was asked to put a value on the furniture - the first time this has been done. The result is said to be a 'nice three-digit million figure, but not a billion'.

Queen Margrethe has not sent all her best pieces as some are in use elsewhere, but among the items should be one of the three silver lions and one of the throne chairs.

Cognac producer Martell is a principal participant in this adventure and according to Børsen, Martell has paid for insurance and transport of the Danish silver – for DKK 40m.

Børsen claims that the items were brought to Versailles some weeks ago – on two vans followed by a number of cars - and that the police in both Germany and France had made sure that the vans and cars were met by green traffic lights and cleared roads no matter where they went.

Queen Margrethe is said to be very excited about this exhibition and looking forward to opening it together with the French president; however the general election in Denmark tomorrow may mean that she will be unable to make it if the formation of a new government requires her to stay in Denmark.

fanletizia 11-19-2007 08:48 AM

French President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) welcomes Denmark's Queen Margrethe II (C) and Prince Henrik prior to a lunch, 19 November 2007 at the Elysee presidential Palace

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UserDane 11-19-2007 08:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fanletizia (Post 694774)
French President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) welcomes Denmark's Queen Margrethe II (C) and Prince Henrik prior to a lunch, 19 November 2007 at the Elysee presidential Palace

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Thank you Fanletizia :flowers: - you are always quick to find the good pics, I really enjoy that :smile:

dazzling 11-19-2007 12:22 PM

A few more pictures (ANP)

pic 1 -- pic 2 -- pic 3 -- pic 4 -- pic 5

Pictures from reuters via yahoo news

pic 1 -- pic 2

Paty 11-19-2007 01:30 PM

Are Queen and Prince in a official visit in France?


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UserDane 11-19-2007 01:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paty (Post 694932)
Are Queen and Prince in a official visit in France?

No they are there for the opening of the exhibition of silver furniture at the Versailles. There are some 53 items from Rosenborg included in the exhibition. I made a post about the items further up in this thread (#37) if you like to know more :smile: - one of the three silver lions is part of the exhibition as is one of the silver throne chairs.

Paty 11-19-2007 02:07 PM

Thank you UserDane, I read your post, it´s very interesting, and I found the official web of Rosenborg Castle.
The are a lot of information about Danish art and culture.

UserDane 11-20-2007 03:42 AM

Marianne at the Scandinavian Royal Message Board has posted links to pictures from Versailles last night - The Scandinavian Royals Message Board: Versailles, last night!

dazzling 11-20-2007 04:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UserDane (Post 695242)
Marianne at the Scandinavian Royal Message Board has posted links to pictures from Versailles last night - The Scandinavian Royals Message Board: Versailles, last night!

Here are a few more pictures from the event, ANP pictures

Pic 1 - -pic 2 -- pic 3 -- pic 4 -- pic 5

Paty 11-20-2007 01:27 PM

From IPA Press

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TheSparkInside 01-20-2008 10:56 AM

Before I go to the trouble of doing it, perhaps I should ask and make sure:

I got a book when I went to Versailles in September (woohoo!) and it has very nice images of the entire floorplan. To the mods, is it acceptable to scan it in and share?

LadyFinn 02-19-2008 02:40 AM

Opening Exhibition at Versailles
 
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden opened the Alexandre Roslin exhibition held at the Chateau de Versailles last night
Photos:
Getty
Victoria looks lovely, beautiful dress, make up and hairdo.

iceflower 02-19-2008 08:30 AM

Here are a few more nice pics from yesterday in Paris :

Victoria 1 ** Victoria 2
Victoria 3 ** Victoria 4

LadyFinn 02-19-2008 02:09 PM

Inaugura princesa Victoria exposición en Versalles/El Universal, Mexico

Victoria de Suecia inaugura en Versalles la retrospectiva 'Alexandre Roslin'/Terra

LadyFinn 02-20-2008 04:59 AM

Hola! / La princesa Victoria inaugura en Versalles la exposición del pintor Alexandre Roslin

norwegianne 06-17-2008 04:07 PM

Versailles
 
The website: Visiting the Palace of Versailles: discover the palace of Versailles. (It's closed for unusually high traffic at the moment, but one can hope they get that fixed soon.)

A page with some pictures: Versailles

GlitteringTiaras 06-19-2008 04:36 AM

On YouTube.uk there is a five part series about Versailles. This visually stunning series details its history, art, architecture, the people, and much more.

Enjoy:flowers:

YouTube - The Palace of Versailles (Part1)

YouTube - The Palace of Versailles (Part 2)

YouTube - The Palace of Versailles (Part 3)

YouTube - The Palace of Versailles (Part 4)

YouTube - The Palace of Versailles (Part 5)

Vecchiolarry 06-19-2008 06:46 PM

Thank You......
 
Dear Glittering Tiaras,

Thank you a million times over for those videos of Versailles.
You are an angel for doing this... :angel:

Enchanting, exquisite & marvellous!!!

Larry

Warren 07-22-2008 08:14 AM

As this thread is about the Palace of Versailles, the lengthy discussion of CP Victoria's dress has been removed.

Warren
Non-Reigning Houses moderator

Vanesa 07-22-2008 07:38 PM

Wonderful videos about versailles Palace! It seems youy are there!!! :wub: And think I could visit this great place of the world...Ohhh...I'm missing Versailles and Paris! :wub:

Vanesa.

lucien 09-26-2008 05:37 PM

:fleur-de-lis-flag:
France 24 | Marie Antoinette cult gets fresh boost with palace makeover | France 24

ZUBIAUR 08-29-2009 07:30 PM

I have visited Versailles and it is wonderful,specially Marie Antoniette´s room and the gardens:flowers:

MelinaB. 08-30-2009 07:05 AM

I absolutely loved Versailles and the Petit Trianon,when I first visited Paris!
What I liked most is the rooms with the different colors,especially the red room.
I won't talk about the gardens...magnificent!!

Artume 09-03-2009 09:20 AM

This palace is one of the most visited places in France because of its architecture, its fantastic gardens and also because of its history.

semisquare 09-24-2009 09:55 PM

i have seen versailles and its an amazing palace, the king and queens rooms hall of mirrors everything is so beautiful. but there is a hint of urine in the air and i found out that a lot of the servants would use the corners of the palace rooms to potty-over time urine had soaked into the plaster walls thus the faint smell of urine

Nathalie Cox 10-19-2009 12:51 PM

How beautiful is this Palace!
I wish I could go to France and at least see the palace behind bars:

Pic1 ** Pic2 ** Pic3 ** Pic4

lucien 10-21-2009 01:38 AM

Wonderfull exhibition at Versailles:

News Summary Royalblog.nl: Versailles showing off Louis XIV

courtesy hja

silverstar 02-21-2010 11:31 AM

quote
This palace is one of the most visited places in France because of its architecture, its fantastic gardens and also because of its history.
end quote
wonder how many euros it costs to get in ?
go here
Celebheaven • View topic - Versailles

soraya 02-21-2010 12:49 PM

Silvestar,you can find the informations you need here
Tickets and Rates - Palace of Versailles
click on "more info"

silverstar 02-23-2010 10:45 AM

I wonder if there are any ghosts haunting the elegant rooms of Versailles ?
go here
Celebheaven • View topic - Ghosts of Versailles


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persian85033 04-28-2010 09:38 PM

Anyone know where I can get some pics of the rooms named after the planets in the gran appartements du roi?

Marengo 10-25-2010 07:57 AM

Nice that the family can agree on something at last ;).

silverstar 10-25-2010 03:15 PM

I read that 8 million people visit Versailles every year !
that there are 700 rooms !
67 staircases !
and Versailles is set in 1800 acres of parkland !!!!
Its amazing that the palace survived the revolution and the angry mobs ! they could so easily have torched it and burned it to the ground .
I only hope that someone on this forum will visit Versailles with a digi camera.... take 2000+ pics of the palace and gardens.... zip them up and give us a link to Hotfile or media fire !
Heres hoping !

Marengo 10-26-2010 10:22 AM

The antichambre of the Grand couvert in Versailles has been restaured:

Restauration de l’antichambre du Grand couvert à Versailles | Noblesse & Royautés

PrincessKaimi 02-09-2011 09:39 PM

I am taking my digi camera to Versailles in May, and will make a photobucket album when I get back. 2000 is a lot of pictures to shoot for, but i'll try!

silverstar 02-09-2011 09:56 PM

Wow thats brilliant Princess... hope the weather is fine..
I read that entrance into Versailles gardens if free...
I was surprised at that, if Versailles was here in England it would be £10 entrance fee at least !

It still surprises me how easily King Louis agreed to go back to Paris with the mob on that autumn day in 1789
to think that the King and Marie Antoinette never set foot in the Palace ever again !
But Im thinking,
if he had resisted the mob might have got angry and burned the palace down .... it could have had a similar fate to the Tuilleries !

JeTe 02-14-2011 04:11 PM

Hey Princess, enjoy your trip! May is good month to come here, you can go for walks in the gardens and enjoy the blooming trees. Don't forgot to take your loved one with you, it's deadly romantic and overwhelming in Versailles. ;-)

ortiz 02-19-2011 05:33 AM

Sofia Coppola's movie "Marie Antoinette" starring Kirstin Dunst actually filmed the whole movie at the Palace of Versailles, here's a great behind-the-scenes documentary about the filming process at the palace (2 parts total)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT5ppMe2jnI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOQ1DFZXpj4

ortiz 02-19-2011 05:36 AM

And here's a fun clip featuring Jason Schwartzman taking viewers on a tour of the Palace of Versailles where they filmed for the Sofia Coppola movie about Marie Antoinette

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_Y_-1mAKLk

JeTe 06-14-2011 12:39 PM

Hey PrincessKaimi. I remembered your post. Have you been to Versailles? Was it good? Last saturday I visited my mom who lives near the palace. We walked a while in the gardens, she loves the gardens very much. I recommend a visit warmly to you all.

Grandduchess24 07-07-2011 08:04 PM

That place is mostly gilded in gold, big and screams imperial France 1700s where rococo style fits perfectly

Duchessmary 07-08-2011 12:42 AM

It's absolutely gorgeous. We were open mouthed when we went there. :lol:

ahazen0822 02-18-2012 04:18 AM

Versailles: The Dream of a King
 
I don't know if people saw this new show/documentary called, "Versailles: The Dream of a King", it is on BBC. It is very interesting, it gives alot of insight into Louis XIV of France and how he came built the Palace of Versailles. Any insights, anybody?

lucien 02-18-2012 04:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ahazen0822 (Post 1371932)
I don't know if people saw this new show/documentary called, "Versailles: The Dream of a King", it is on BBC. It is very interesting, it gives alot of insight into Louis XIV of France and how he came built the Palace of Versailles. Any insights, anybody?

I absolutely love the series and look forward to the next episode.I was rather shocked really by Louis XV conduct and later life.....what degenerées....Louis XVI fell victim to the mistakes and ruin his immediate predecessors left France with.

An Ard Ri 02-18-2012 06:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ahazen0822 (Post 1371932)
I don't know if people saw this new show/documentary called, "Versailles: The Dream of a King", it is on BBC. It is very interesting, it gives alot of insight into Louis XIV of France and how he came built the Palace of Versailles. Any insights, anybody?

Loved it,the final episode was on BBC2 here earlier this week.

BBC Two - Versailles, The Dream of a King

ahazen0822 02-19-2012 03:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by An Ard Ri (Post 1371964)
Loved it,the final episode was on BBC2 here earlier this week.

BBC Two - Versailles, The Dream of a King

Are you from Britain, I actually was browsing the BBC site and I found the series. I found it on YouTube, it is truly sad that the US doesn't have a BBC program.

An Ard Ri 02-23-2014 10:40 AM

Reconstitution 3D: construction du château de Versailles


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSHzMdfu-60#t=26

CyrilVladisla 03-17-2014 06:38 PM

In 1713 the village of Versailles was the "Ville nouvelle" where no building was allowed to be higher than the Palace of Versailles.
The Bull's Eye Salon gets its name from the oval window in the guilded stucco plastering.

:ohmy::ohmy::fleurdelis::fleurdelis::sun::sun:

HereditaryPrincess 10-22-2014 06:35 PM

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I visited the Palace of Versailles today and I throughly enjoyed it. It's very OTT and I was saying to a friend that as much as I love royalty, I can understand why France wanted to become a republic. I enjoyed looking at all the portraits and walking in the Hall of Mirrors. I got lost quite a lot because it's so vast! I also went to Marie Antoinette's Petite Trianon (sadly her make believe village/farm was closed by the time I got there), which was lovely. I didn't particularly like the pink as it reminded me of my late great-aunt's bathroom, but it was nice and fresh inside. I think it would've been fun to be a courtier in Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette's courts. It sounds like a rather interesting time.

I've attached some photos of my visit: Attachment 292455
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Sun Lion 11-15-2014 05:23 PM

Here is some practical information if you would like to visit Versailles, but would like to do it independently - which is cheaper, and gives you more time than an organised tour can allow.

The "Office du Tourisme et des Congres" has five locations across Paris, with the main one being in central Paris on the rue de Pyramides near the Opera.

They can sell you the Versailles ticket, valid for two years, and the train tickets, valid for a year, to get there and back.

Eighteen euros for Versailles and eight euros total for the return travel by Metro and the RER above-ground train.

(They will charge you 1.50 euros for the service, but once only, so get your Louvre and other tickets at the same time - also valid for two years.)

The train to Versailles leaves from the "Invalids" station - so take the Metro closest to your hotel down to there, stay within the station and follow the signs to the RER section and train "C" with the destination of "Versailles/Rive Gauche" - which is the last stop on this line.

Each of the two tickets, which look the same, "work" for an hour and a half from the first use - more than enough time for the journey.

Use one for the trip out and keep the other for the return trip at the end of the day. (Don't exit the station between the Metro/Paris underground and the RER above-ground or your ticket will be finished.)

Low season at the moment which means no fountain displays or flowers, but also, no queues at security or to get lunch.

Also, no crush in the corridors or the famous Hall of Mirrors.

Another plus is that it is dark early, so the lights in the Hall of Mirrors come on about 5.30pm and look wonderful if you are in the garden at the back.

Also, the gold work at the front of the Palace, and on the gates, has been restored and the flood-lighting comes on early at this time of year and is marvellous.

I would recommend taking the "Petit Train" shuttle to the Trianons as you will be doing plenty of walking anyway and this will give you more time for looking at the buildings or gardens.

This costs 7.50 euros, but is worth it to get the most out of your time.

Another plus for this time of year is that the queues for this "little train", at this time of year, are not great and hardly anyone is left waiting for the next pickup. (Keep your ticket safe as they check it each time you re-board.)

There are free toilets in the Palace in at least three locations, and also at both the Trianons.

The baguettes in the kiosks within the grounds today were fresh and a good price, plus there were tasty hot Mexican potatoes at the Grand Trianon - which is acutally outside the grounds.

(You'll need your Versailles ticket for both Trianons, and to go through another bag check, but nothing time consuming.)

The staff were very, very helpful.

I lost my husband for a couple of hours within the Palace, but a young man took me down a grand staircase not normally open to the public, handed me over to another man who handed me over to another man, who called upon a woman, who called upon another woman who then took me to another woman and they put an announcement out throughout the Palace for my husband to come to the information area, and within a few minutes he was back.

Also, the audio-guides are free and you don't need to leave any ID as security.

I hope if you want to visit this stunning place you don't feel you need to speak French, or to have a professional tour operator take you.

Once you do it like a local, you will see you can go several times throughout your stay here - and it will take several day-long visits to cover everything.

I hope you get the opportunity to see it for yourself if it is a place that interests you.

I'll try and post a few photos when I'm back home.

P.S. There are other stations where you can take the train from central Paris to Versailles of course -from Montparnasse and Saint Lazare - or Austerlitz where the "Invalids" train originates.

PP.S. When you reach the "Versailles/Rive Gauche" stop, just cross the road in front of the station and walk right, then turn left and a little way up you will see the main, front entrance of the Palace complex.

An Ard Ri 11-15-2014 06:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HereditaryPrincess (Post 1713148)
I visited the Palace of Versailles today and I throughly enjoyed it. It's very OTT and I was saying to a friend that as much as I love royalty, I can understand why France wanted to become a republic. I enjoyed looking at all the portraits and walking in the Hall of Mirrors. I got lost quite a lot because it's so vast! I also went to Marie Antoinette's Petite Trianon (sadly her make believe village/farm was closed by the time I got there), which was lovely. I didn't particularly like the pink as it reminded me of my late great-aunt's bathroom, but it was nice and fresh inside. I think it would've been fun to be a courtier in Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette's courts. It sounds like a rather interesting time.

I've attached some photos of my visit: Attachment 292455
Attachment 292456Attachment 292457Attachment 292458


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Wonderful Photos Hereditary Princess,did you have a favourite part of the palace on your recent trip?

Duchessmary 11-16-2014 01:12 PM

Versailles has to be seen to be believed. Pictures in books aren't even close. The royal chapel is breath-taking, along with the Hall of Mirrors. I would urge anyone who hasn't seen it to go!

:D

HereditaryPrincess 11-16-2014 06:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by An Ard Ri (Post 1720443)
Wonderful Photos Hereditary Princess,did you have a favourite part of the palace on your recent trip?


Thank you An Ard Ri, I'm glad you liked the photos. The main Palace was a little on the large side for me though I did like the Hall of Mirrors. But, my favourite part of the Palace was the Petite Trianon. It's beautiful inside and is a much more ideal size compared to the main parts of Versailles. :flowers:


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Sun Lion 12-16-2014 12:17 AM

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It's not far to walk to Marie Antionette's hamlet from the Petit Trianon and is well worth seeing if you have the time to fit it in.

Here are a few of the photos I took.

Valerie Rose 12-17-2014 03:48 PM

Sun Lion - thanks so much for posting these lovely photos. What a great experience you must have had!

dbarn67 12-17-2014 04:03 PM

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Originally Posted by HereditaryPrincess (Post 1713148)
I visited the Palace of Versailles today and I throughly enjoyed it. It's very OTT and I was saying to a friend that as much as I love royalty, I can understand why France wanted to become a republic. I enjoyed looking at all the portraits and walking in the Hall of Mirrors. I got lost quite a lot because it's so vast! I also went to Marie Antoinette's Petite Trianon (sadly her make believe village/farm was closed by the time I got there), which was lovely. I didn't particularly like the pink as it reminded me of my late great-aunt's bathroom, but it was nice and fresh inside. I think it would've been fun to be a courtier in Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette's courts. It sounds like a rather interesting time.

I've attached some photos of my visit: Attachment 292455
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I was just there in Nov. and I felt the same about Versailles. It's gorgeous
but you can see why there was a revolution.

Sun Lion 12-18-2014 06:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Valerie Rose (Post 1732249)
Sun Lion - thanks so much for posting these lovely photos. What a great experience you must have had!



It's amazing to actually be somewhere you've only read about Valerie Rose.

There is a small, very decorative, goat cart - under glass - in the hallway of the Petit Trianon, that the Dauphin used to ride about in.

And Marie Antoinette's bedroom in the main Palace is still as she had it.

The door next to the bed is left ajar - it is through here she escaped from the mob that descended on Versailles.

When you're there, it brings everything you've ever heard, or read, really home to you.

CyrilVladisla 12-27-2014 09:29 PM

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Originally Posted by HereditaryPrincess (Post 1713148)
I visited the Palace of Versailles today and I throughly enjoyed it.

I've attached some photos of my visit: Attachment 292456


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HereditaryPrincess, Who are the children in the painting?
Who is the artist?

HereditaryPrincess 12-28-2014 11:38 AM

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HereditaryPrincess, Who are the children in the painting?
Who is the artist?

I do believe the children are Princess Victoire and Princess Marie Adelaide de France. As I visited Versailles in October I can't remember who the artist was, but I don't think the artist was mentioned. :flowers:

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Originally Posted by dbarn67 (Post 1732254)
I was just there in Nov. and I felt the same about Versailles. It's gorgeous
but you can see why there was a revolution.

It does have some beautiful rooms but I think I definitely prefer Schonbrunn in Austria. The Hall of Mirrors was my favourite, but with the latest selfie craze it took me a while to get past everyone taking selfies (I must admit, myself included ;)).

The French Royal's life was also very much a "secret" to the "normal" French citizens which I think is another reason as to why the revolution started. Royals also seemed to not really get involved with the public and problems in their country as much as they do now. Charities weren't as large as they are now then, so royals couldn't really become patrons of charities, meaning that they couldn't connect with the public that way.

wyevale 12-28-2014 12:06 PM

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French Royal's life was also very much a "secret"
As someone with a lifelong fascination with Versailles, and the Ancien Regime, [and some little knowledge] I cannot let that pass.. The lives of the French Monarch, his wife and family, as well as collateral 'junior' branches of the Bourbon Family, such as the D'Orléans, de Bourbon-Condé et de Bourbon-Conti,[who resided in the palace] were lived practically ENTIRELY in Public. They got up, went to Chapel, dined, played cards,hunted and went to bed in public, and [although some the closest access was restricted to the great nobles] Versailles was far more 'open to the public' than it is today.

Anyone decently dressed was admitted, and although [for men] wearing a sword was obligatory, one could be hired at the gates.

Day trips to Versailles [to gawp at the Royal Family] in its splendid Palace were as popular amongst both the French populace, and tourists as they are today, and the activities of the Royal Family and the Court were minutely detailed in publications such as the 'Mercure de Versailles'.

It was only during the reign of Louis xvi, when Marie Antoinette sought to restrict access, and live a more secluded private life that the public began to question the set up at Versailles. That, and many complex reasons [far too many to enumerate here] led to the reduction in respect for the Monarchy, and contributed to the revolution.

Lee-Z 12-28-2014 03:18 PM

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Originally Posted by CyrilVladisla (Post 1734944)


HereditaryPrincess, Who are the children in the painting?
Who is the artist?

The children are the two eldest daughters (twins) of Louis XV Louise Elisabeth and Henriette, painter is Pierre Gobert
https://www.madamegilflurt.com/2013/0...abeth-and.html
Madame Elisabeth, Duchess of Parma, daughter of Louis XV « Versailles and More

Lady Nimue 12-28-2014 04:06 PM

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Reconstitution 3D: construction du château de Versailles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSHzMdfu-60#t=26

Wonderful video! Thank you, An Ard Ri. :flowers: I've been watching this in detail again-and-again.

An Ard Ri 12-28-2014 04:45 PM

You're welcome its fascinating to watch the expansion and sheer scale of the palace.

An Ard Ri 08-17-2015 09:32 AM

Plans for a hotel within the grounds of the Palace of Versailles.

A hotel like no other at the Palace of Versailles - Independent.ie

HereditaryPrincess 08-18-2015 01:13 PM

:previous: That's interesting, thanks An Ard Ri. It will be good to see the hotel develop! I can imagine that it will be expensive to stay in though... which is a shame, because I would love to.

Moonmaiden23 08-18-2015 09:01 PM

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Plans for a hotel within the grounds of the Palace of Versailles.

A hotel like no other at the Palace of Versailles - Independent.ie

I would really hate to see a modern hotel developed on the grounds this most historic Royal residence. I really hope the Friends of Versailles do all in their power to block it.:sad:

JR76 08-19-2015 07:45 AM

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I would really hate to see a modern hotel developed on the grounds this most historic Royal residence. I really hope the Friends of Versailles do all in their power to block it.:sad:


The way I interpreted the article the hotel will be in some of the old outlying buildings on the site.


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An Ard Ri 08-19-2015 07:47 AM

That would also be my understanding from the article.

Sun Lion 09-19-2015 04:09 AM

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The Grand Trianon - some photos I took last autumn.

Sun Lion 09-19-2015 05:17 AM

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Some more of the rooms of the Grand Trianon.

Sun Lion 09-19-2015 05:44 AM

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Further rooms of the Grand Trianon.

JR76 09-19-2015 05:56 AM

Fantastic pictures. Thank you for sharing


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Sun Lion 09-19-2015 06:10 AM

You're very welcome JR76.

I recently watched the Marie-Antoinette movie "Farewell My Queen" - which was filmed at Versailles - and have been looking over my photos, as I really enjoyed that film.

Duchessmary 09-19-2015 11:59 AM

Gorgeous! That's one thing we missed when we visited Versailles. It was pouring, an icy cold rain. :sad:

Lady Nimue 09-19-2015 05:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Duchessmary (Post 1821622)
Gorgeous! That's one thing we missed when we visited Versailles. It was pouring, an icy cold rain. :sad:

It's been so long, it actually sounds inviting to me: from getting soaked in long walks across the muddy fields, to a hot bath afterwards, and cozy fires, hot cocoa, a good book, and long lingering abstracted gazes across the landscape. :flowers:

Love the additional pictures, Sun Lion. :flowers:

Sun Lion 10-06-2015 05:16 AM

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Here are some photos I took of Marie Antoinette's bedroom in the main palace of Versailles.

(Hi Lady Nimue.)

Sun Lion 10-06-2015 05:23 AM

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Some photos I took around the front/main entrance of Versailles.

Sun Lion 10-06-2015 05:31 AM

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A few more photos I took around the front of Versailles.

Lady Nimue 10-06-2015 11:54 PM

:previous: Hi, Sun Lion! :flowers: Love the pictures. Keep them coming!

Duc_et_Pair 11-22-2015 06:08 AM

At the moment there is a beautiful exposition in the Château de Versailles: Le Roi est mort.

On September 1st 1715, after a week of slow agony, Louis XIV de Bourbon passed away, just before his 77th birthday. A reign of 72 years ended, the longest in the history of France. Another reign almost as long began: that of the late King's great-grandson Louis XV de Bourbon (1715-1774).

On his return from hunting in the Forêt de Marly, the King felt a sharp pain in his leg. Gangrene... Despite the unbearable pains, the King continued with his usual daily businesses without flinching. But on 25 August, Louis' feast day, the King had to remain in his bed. The doctors were helpless. On the same day King Louis XIV received his Heir, his great-grandson Louis de Bourbon, Duc d'Anjou, aged 5 (the future Louis XV). The old King recommended his great-grandson to relieve his people’s suffering and avoid war as far as possible. The King was aware of his own failings on these points and requested the boy to remain a “peace-loving prince”.

The King's death took longer than expected. For three times the King said his Farewell to his spouse Françoise d'Aubigny, Marquise de Maintenon. And for two times the King made his Farewell to the Court.

King Louis XIV finally went into a semi-coma lasting the next two days. The old King died on 1 September in the morning. His body was on view for eight days in the Grande Galerie. On 9 September the late King was transported to Saint-Denis, with the grandest ceremonial possible. The King's nephew Philippe, Duc d'Orléans became Regent of the Kingdom until the majority of the new King (Louis XV).

A reconstruction of how the King was laid-in-state at Versailles


A reconstruction of the King's bier (catafalque) at the Abbaye de Saint-Denis

Lady Nimue 11-22-2015 09:08 AM

Thank you, Duc et Pair. :flowers:

An Ard Ri 01-04-2016 04:58 PM

The restoration and gilding of the bassin de Latone at Versailles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y06SGTEj8ys


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