A day at Versailles


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This lovely album takes you into the intimacy of the largest palace in the world, this theatre of elegance and magnificent festivities, whose exquisite apartments, gardens and outbuildings still house a thousand and one unsuspected secrets.

Throughout these pages, those who are familiar with Versailles as well as those who are just on a day trip will be able to read about all these splendours and will get a view of sites and objects that are only accessible to a few privileged people.

This visit of Versailles captures its unusual and exceptional aspects, from the most famous rooms to the many apartments that are inaccessible to the public, but also the Trianon Estate and the Queen’s Hamlet, built solely for Marie Antoinette’s pleasure.

Concise texts cover the practical, social and aesthetic considerations that have shaped the myth of the Palace of Versailles, home to three Kings of France.
Richly illustrated with original photographs of Versailles, paintings, drawings and decorative objects that notably belonged to Marie Antoinette, this elegant, small-format work presents all the beauty of everyday life in a historical and cultural period that was fundamental to the whole world.

Co-publishers: Flammarion - château de Versailles
Texts by Yves Carlier, Pictures by Francis Hammond
224 pages / bound / delivered in a casket
Format : 14 x 22,5 cm
EAN : 9782080301437
Parution: October 2013
Language : French / English