Paris, Day 2 – Versailles (Grands appartements du roi)

La chapelle
Built toward the end of Louis XIV’s reign, when he became somewhat of a religious fanatic (probably under the influence of his mistress… a less lovely accomplishment was his revocation of the Edict of Nantes, which had allowed for religious freedom in France since Henri IV).


Apotheosis of Hercules

King’s Bedroom

Queen’s Bedroom

Marie-Antoinette escaped with her children through this door
when the mob stormed the palace

Royal Dining Room

Other Rooms


Louis XIV at 28, by Bernini

Same friend, this time a tad older and heavier,
but still cutting a fine figure in those heels

Our friend Marie-Antoinette and her chidlers


Flocked wall paper
(the shade of green was outrageous)
Door panel


View over the gardens


  1. Anonymous · · Reply

    Beautiful art! I can't imagine actually living in this. Lady


  2. Although I think I would have a seizure if I had to live in this every day, you can't deny how truly amazing it is!


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