A Day at Versailles

A sumptuously photographed tour based on unprecedented access to the Chateau de Versailles includes coverage of its hundreds of hidden gems, sharing insight into such typically closed locations as the Petit Trianon and Marie-Antoinette's ...

Author: Yves Carlier

Publisher: Flammarion

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Category: Architecture

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A sumptuously photographed tour based on unprecedented access to the Chateau de Versailles includes coverage of its hundreds of hidden gems, sharing insight into such typically closed locations as the Petit Trianon and Marie-Antoinette's dairy farm.

A Day at Versailles

Author: L. Bernard

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Category: Versailles (France)

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A Day at Versailles

Author: Léon Bernard

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Category: Business cards

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A Day at Versailles

An illustrated guide to the museum, palace and gardens of Paris' famous Versailles, A Day at Versailles includes woodcuts of the building and blueprints of the grounds of the famous former home of King Louis XIV.

Author: H. Brauns

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Category: Architecture

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An illustrated guide to the museum, palace and gardens of Paris' famous Versailles, A Day at Versailles includes woodcuts of the building and blueprints of the grounds of the famous former home of King Louis XIV. The center of political power in its day, the court of Versailles was the home of the royal family of King Louis XIV from 1682 to October 1789, when they were forced to move back to the capital as the French Revolution began. When built, Versailles was its own village, but today, the palace sits in a suburb of Paris, just a short drive away from the city center. Taking nearly 50 years to complete, the palace's construction employed 36,000 people and required 6,000 horses. Today, tourists come from around the world to view the palace's 700 bedrooms, 2,000 windows, 1,250 fireplaces, 67 staircases and more than 1,800 acres of land.

A Day with Marie Antoinette

This beautifully illustrated book sheds new light on the personal life of Marie Antoinette and reveals hidden aspects of her Versailles.

Author: Helene Delalex

Publisher: Flammarion

ISBN: 9782080202109

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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This beautifully illustrated book sheds new light on the personal life of Marie Antoinette and reveals hidden aspects of her Versailles. Marie Antoinette was a mirror of her time. Never before has a queen been so passionately admired and adulated, then hunted, vilified, and defamed. From the young queen playing a shepherdess on stage, unaware of the turmoil in the capital, to France's "martyr queen," the author demystifies the legend, unveiling the woman behind the queen, and the wife and mother behind the sovereign.By tracing her footsteps through Versailles, discovering her voice through her letters, and encountering little-known works in her private art collection, the reader gains new insight on the tragically brief life of a passionate, sensitive, dramatic, and captivating woman. Organized chronologically, with lavish new photography and a wealth of unpublished material, this is a nuanced portrait of Marie Antoinette and her Versailles.

A Day at Versailles

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A Day at Versailles

Author: G. Braun (Firm)

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Category: Versailles (France)

Page: 124

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Diplomatic Tours in the Gardens of Versailles Under Louis XIV

Here he alludes to his earlier trip, 1677–1680, and to the transformation of
Versailles during his absence. Tessin and Lilierot traveled to Versailles, as
scheduled, on 12 August, the day on which, according to To ̈rnhielm, foreign
dignitaries ...

Author: Robert W. Berger

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 081224107X

Category: Architecture

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One of the functions of Louis XIV's Versailles was to provide a setting for the receptions of ambassadors, heads of state, and other visiting dignitaries who conducted diplomatic and political business with France. These activities became particularly important after Versailles was proclaimed the new seat of the monarchy and government in 1682. Diplomatic Tours in the Gardens of Versailles Under Louis XIV is the first book to examine how the vast gardens of Versailles were used for these diplomatic receptions during the reign of the Sun King (1661-1715). The gardens were the final mise en scène of an elaborate ritual, which included the housing of the foreigners in Paris, their journey to Versailles, and their official audience with the king in the palace. A showcase for the achievements of royal artists, landscape architects, and hydraulic engineers, the gardens were soon regarded as one of the wonders of the modern world, proclaiming the wealth, power, and artistic taste of France and the French monarchy. The diplomatic tours were programmed every step of the way, with trained guides leading their guests on prescribed itineraries. Beginning in 1689, the king himself drafted a series of comprehensive itineraries, collectively called the Manière de montrer les jardins de Versailles, for the use of his guides (a newly discovered version of the Manière appears for the first time in this book). These itineraries changed over the years in concert with modifications and additions to the gardens, attesting to a constant search for an ideal itinerary—a subtheme of Diplomatic Tours.

The Lure and Legacy of Music at Versailles

Whoever is in charge of the attendance register will take care to visit those who
are ill in order to certify the cause of their ... aforesaid lists will travel faithfully to
the aforesaid places the day before His Majesty's arrival for the purpose of being
at ...

Author: John Hajdu Heyer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521519888

Category: History

Page: 277

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Taking its departure from King Louis XIV's 1660 visit to Provence, this book reveals the remarkable musical developments that followed.

The Rivals of Versailles

“Beauty as well as substance; apparently she has brains, buried beneath the fluff.
” Despite the fashionable whirlwind my life has become, when I am alone my
thoughts still yearn for the king. What I would give for one day at Versailles, one
day ...

Author: Sally Christie

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501103016

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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And you thought sisters were a thing to fear. In this captivating follow-up to Sally Christie’s clever and absorbing debut, we meet none other than the Marquise de Pompadour, one of the greatest beauties of her generation and the first bourgeois mistress ever to grace the hallowed halls of Versailles. The year is 1745 and King Louis XV’s bed is once again empty. Enter Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, a beautiful girl from the middle classes. As a child, a fortune teller had told young Jeanne’s destiny: she would become the lover of a king and the most powerful woman in the land. Eventually connections, luck, and a little scheming pave her way to Versailles and into the King’s arms. All too soon, conniving politicians and hopeful beauties seek to replace the bourgeois interloper with a more suitable mistress. As Jeanne, now the Marquise de Pompadour, takes on her many rivals—including a lustful lady-in-waiting, a precocious fourteen-year-old prostitute, and even a cousin of the notorious Nesle sisters—she helps the king give himself over to a life of luxury and depravity. Around them, war rages, discontent grows, and France inches ever closer to the Revolution. Told in Christie's celebrated witty and modern style, The Rivals of Versailles will delight and entrance fans as it brings to life the court of Louis XV in all its pride, pestilence, and glory.

A Day in the Peak

figures , Venus and Cupid at play , and two circular compartments contain
Thorwaldsen's Night and Morning , and his Priam and Achilles . Here is the fine
white ... The Water Works , by Grillet , are in the style of those at Versailles . The
Great ...

Author: Andreas Edward Cokayne

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The Court of Versailles

A DAY AT VERSAILLES Those who imagine that these are merely matters of
ceremony are gravely mistaken . The peoples over whom we reign , being
unable to apprehend the basic reality of things , usually derive their opinions from
what ...

Author: Gilette G. Ziegler

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Escape from Versailles

remembered her from Cherbourg. Once the conversation on naval matters and
the day at Cherbourg had been exhausted, the chance came for the Duchesse to
mention the Blind School that had just opened. The King was genuinely ...

Author: Kate Sargent

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1471667626

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A Day at Versailles

This volume is a historical guidebook to the Palace of Versailles, one of France's most famous, and most visited,?architectural gems.

Author: G. Braun

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Category: Travel

Page: 123

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This volume is a historical guidebook to the Palace of Versailles, one of France's most famous, and most visited,?architectural gems.

The National Union Catalog Pre 1956 Imprints

Author: Library of Congress

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A Day at Versailles

Author: G. Braun

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Category: Versailles (France)

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A Day at Versailles

Author: Leon Bernard

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A Day in the Life

Author: Thomas Schultheiss

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Category: Music

Page: 335

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A day-by-day chronology of the Beatles' careers identifies the recording and release dates of their albums and singles, and notes their public performances and movie appearances

A Day at Versailles

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: L. Bernard

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781528350273

Category: Architecture

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Excerpt from A Day at Versailles: Illustrated Guide to the Palace, Museum, Park and the Trianons Vast numbers of visitors come to Versailles to spend a day in visiting the Palace, its halls and rooms, the Museum, the Park, and the Trianons. It is advisable if possible to divide the visit into two or three days, but it is. Possible in a single day to see this fine collection, if no time be lost and the visitor be well directed. Such is the object of the present guide. In following exactly the routes we indicate, and in examining those objects which are mentioned as worthy of attention, and at the same time passing rapidly where we recommend no stay to be made, the visitor will leave the Palace having seen all its beauties ceilings and decorations, grand marble mosaics, sculptured and gilded wainscotting, lintels, copper carvings, antique furniture, pictures, busts, etc. That is to say the visitor will have had under his eyes the most beautiful specimens of the nu and mu eonturies. The connoisseur, the casual visitor and the artist will all find their tastes gratified, whether of pleasure or utility. A few historical notes will furnish all necessary information upon what has been done in the galleries and halls, and what purpose they served in times past, from what period they date, their style, and the principal artists whose master pieces they are. The engravings which accompany the text will assist the visitor in retaining a souvenir of what he may have admired. The plans will facilitate the inspection of the halls of the Palace, the principal rooms of the Museum, the gardens and statues of the Park. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.