AP French Absolutism_pt2

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AP French Absolutism_pt2

  1. 2. Le Château de Versailles
  2. 3. Fun Facts <ul><li>2,000 acres of grounds </li></ul><ul><li>12 miles of roads </li></ul><ul><li>200,000 trees </li></ul><ul><li>210,000 flowers planted/yr </li></ul><ul><li>80 miles of rows of trees </li></ul><ul><li>55 acres surface area of Grand Canal </li></ul><ul><li>12 miles of enclosing walls </li></ul><ul><li>50 fountains & 620 fountain nozzles </li></ul><ul><li>26 acres of roof </li></ul><ul><li>52,210 square meters of floors </li></ul><ul><li>2,153 windows </li></ul><ul><li>700 rooms </li></ul><ul><li>67 staircases </li></ul><ul><li>6,000 paintings </li></ul><ul><li>1,500 drawings </li></ul><ul><li>15,000 engravings </li></ul><ul><li>2,100 sculptures </li></ul><ul><li>5,000 items of furniture & objects d’art </li></ul><ul><li>150 varieties of apple & peach trees in the Vegetable Garden </li></ul>
  3. 4. Le Château de Versailles <ul><li>Hoped to gain: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Control of the gov’t from the nobility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distance from the pop. of Paris </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All gov’t offices here </li></ul>
  4. 5. Le Château de Versailles <ul><li>Nobility at Court </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Required to live at Versailles for part of yr. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Elaborate Ceremonies (strict etiquette) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Waking up, going to bed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting dressed, getting undressed </li></ul></ul>
  5. 19. Louis XIV Tomb of the Sun King Basilique St. Denis Paris

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