Saturday, September 17, 2011

First Architect to the King

Ange-Jacques Gabriel designed Petit Trianon and many other famous and beautiful buildings.
While First Architect to the King, Gabriel designed many famous public buildings including the Place de la Concorde and the Opera of Versailles. Other important projects that he worked on included those at the Louvre and Fontainebleau. (Read entire post.)

1 comment:

lara77 said...

One of the most brilliant and talented of architects. I know King Louis XVI wanted to redo the town facing side of the Palace of Versailles; to unify the style. How sad it was never done; I believe Ange Jacques had submitted designs to the King. Thank God Monsieur Gabriel never lived to see his beautiful Place Louis XV(Concorde) violated and destroyed by the revolutionary savages.