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|
|Marie-Antoinette escaped with her children through this door
when the mob stormed the palace
Royal Dining Room
|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)
|View over the gardens|
Beautiful art! I can't imagine actually living in this. Lady
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!