In the footsteps of the Queen - Marie-Antoinette


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How to get as close as you can to a character that disappeared several centuries ago? By the words they left, the testimonies about them, the pictures that represented them and also by the places they lived in. This book is proposing to explore this original way, following the footsteps of Marie-Antoinette by anchoring the highlights of the Queen’s life in places of remembrance. Everything started in Vienna, in her childhood castle, where her taste for music was forged, as well as for theater and nature. The reader then enters in her apartments in the Palace of Versailles, takes a stroll in her gardens at Trianon, explores the Tuileries, escape in the sedan that takes her far from Paris before being secluded with her at the Temple and to the Conciergerie, her lasts prisons.

Under the direction of Jean-Christian Petit Is, historians and conservators of the patrimonies make the Queen live again in these places. Their unusual approach lifts the veil of Marie Antoinette habit’s, the way she arranged and disposed of her environment, between the intimate places, the ceremonial places and what she’s been through.

Number of pages: 304 pages
Date: 12 March 2010
Dimensions: 14x21cm
Language: French
ISBN: 978-2-262-08196-6