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The palace of versailles


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The palace of versailles

  1. 1. The Palace of Versailles Risha Sheni Period 5 Global 10
  2. 2. Description• Versailles, France• Northern France• 10 miles from Paris• 2,014 acres• Served as French royalty’s estate• Served as national government center• Currently a museum
  3. 3. History• Represents absolutism and affluent royal• Built as hunting lodge (1631-1634) for Louis XIII• Louis XIV (right) renovated (1661-1710) it into the lavish estate that it is today• UNESCO World heritage site
  4. 4. Breakdown• Grand Apartments• Queen’s apartments• King’s apartments• Hall of Mirrors• Chapels• L’Opera• Museum• Gardens• Grand Canal• Walks• Additions
  5. 5. Chambers…
  6. 6. Chambers Continued…
  7. 7. Hall of Mirrors• La Galerie des Glaces• Most famous room• Created after the Dutch War in 1678• Louis XIV• Location of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, which ended WWI
  8. 8. Hall of Mirrors Structure• 17 arcaded mirrors• Large windows• 73 meters long, 10.5 meters wide• Decorated with chandeliers, thousands of candles, paintings, sculptures and bronze
  9. 9. Gardens• 230 acres• Begun by Louis XIV in 1661• 40 years construction• Includes Grand Canal• 50 fountains, 200,000 trees, 210,000 flowers annually
  10. 10. Fountains
  11. 11. French Revolution• During the French Revolution, angry women stormed the Palace of Versailles in search of justice and equality. They damaged areas of the palace, but restorations and renovations since that time have repaired and replaced most of the damage from this incident and many others, including a storm,
  12. 12. Bibliography• hoolFA/arthistory/Documents/VER SAILLES_Fall_05/interior.html• http://travel.nationalgeographi heritage/versailles/•• e-of-Versailles