Friday, December 4, 2015

Private Apartments of the King

From the blog of Carlos Melia. To quote:
Crowned at Reims in 1722, Louis XV then reinstalled the government and the court at Versailles, abandoned by the state since the death of Louis XIV. While he re-used the apartments of the king for the state functions, he had his own private quarters, designed by the architect Gabriel, where he took refuge from the crowds and the pomp and ceremony of court life. To visit the private apartments, you must be accompanied by one of Versailles’s own guides, and there are security guards everywhere. (Read more.)

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