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The Palace of Versailles


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The Palace of Versailles

  1. 1.<br />Versailles<br />
  2. 2. Gardens of Versailles<br /><br /><br /><ul><li>Extended by Marie Antoinette
  3. 3. 800 hectares of land
  4. 4. Fountains
  5. 5. Andre le Notre
  6. 6. West of Palace</li></li></ul><li>Hall of Mirrors<br /><br /><ul><li>June 28th, 1919
  7. 7. Treaty of Versailles</li></ul><br />
  8. 8. Fountains of Versailles<br /><br /><br />Fountain of Latone<br /><ul><li>1668-1670
  9. 9. Episode from Myhtology</li></ul>Fountain of Apollon<br /><ul><li>1668-1671
  10. 10. Sun god lighting the sky</li></li></ul><li>When was it built?<br />1661<br />architect Louis Le Vau, landscapearchitect André Le Nôtre, and painter-decorator Charles Le Brun <br /><br /><br />
  11. 11. For Whom was it built?<br />Louis the 14th<br />Reigned 1643-1715<br />Longest documented reign of any European Monarch<br /><br /><br />
  12. 12. Why Was it Built?<br />Was originally a hunting lodge<br />Became where Court met<br />Living Quarters for Court, King & Queen Etc.<br /><br /><br />
  13. 13. Who lived there last?<br />Louis the 16th & Marie Antoinette<br />Killed during the French Revolution<br /><br /><br />
  14. 14. During the War…<br /><br /><ul><li>Items of high worth were sold
  15. 15. Many items damaged due to riots
  16. 16. Hospital for wounded soldiers “Hotel des invalides”</li></li></ul><li><br />Restoration<br /><ul><li>Gardens were </li></ul>Replanted<br /><ul><li>Gold and silver </li></ul>items were taken <br />out to be copied<br />
  17. 17. What is it used for now?<br /><br />Now it is a museum open to the public<br />Court still assembles here as well.<br />Movie “Marie Antoinette” <br />was filmed on <br />Versailles grounds.<br />
  18. 18. Where is it located?<br />20km SW of <br />Paris<br />Elevated <br />Plateau<br />Surrounded <br />by woods<br /><br />
  19. 19. Sources used<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />