Magazine n°50 - Château de Versailles


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Special report: Versailles during the Regency period

An astonishing interlude.

As soon as Louis XIV died, the Château de Versailles changed era. The imposing works undertaken by the Sun King were suspended, and the court moved to Paris, where the Regent surrounded himself with his ministers and advisers. The young King Louis XV did not escape this decision, moving away from his childhood estate for several years. Only the Tsar of Russia, Peter the Great, took advantage of his visit to discover the now abandoned palace. However, in 1722, shortly before coming of age, the young French monarch returned to the gilded salons of Versailles, and with him all the leading figures of the kingdom. Immediately, the palace regained its former lustre and the royal power resumed its quarters as if nothing had happened.

- Versailles and me: Emmanuel Pierrat "Versailles can reconcile the French with their history".
- On the cover: Versailles during the Regency period (1715-1722)
- Secrets: Unexplored remains of the Bath Apartment and the "very rare marble" pedestals in the Cabinet des Mois
- Portfolios: Water drops and great royal effects
- At the Palace: In the intimacy of watchmaking at the Palace
- Archives and unpublished works: True dukes and false marquises, titles at the court of Versailles
- Report: The rejuvenation of the groves
- Object: The travel trunk of the Count or Countess of Provence
- Visit The Queen's Convent, a major architectural challenge
- Personalities: Eugène Battaille, a curator at work
- Heritage: Caserta the "Neapolitan Versailles"

Language: French
Soteca editions, 2023
23 x 29,7 cm
82 pages