Ina decree was issued ordering all of the objects belonging to the Palace and preserved in French Collections throughout France to be brought back to Versailles. The Palace of Versailles was declared the official royal residence in and the official residence of the court of France on May 6,but it was abandoned after the death of Louis XIV in The place itself was breathtaking.
There is little industry in the town itself, where service and administrative activities dominate the economy. Louis XV moved the court back to Versailles from Paris in June ofand attained his majority as King the following year. To accommodate the displays, some of the boiseries were removed and either put into storage or sold.
The grounds are absolutely huge! One part of the initiative, the restoration of the Hall of Mirrorswas completed in They were set aside for the personal use of Louis XIV in Upon assuming his administrative duties, Dumont was struck with the deplorable state into which the palace and gardens had sunk.
The arrival of a young curatorial assistant inand his subsequent appointment as curator inenabled the Palace to showcase its former role as royal residence. These buildings had nearly-flat roofs covered with lead.
In response to the order, the mayor of Versailles and the municipal council met to draft a letter to Louis XVI in which they stated that if the furniture was removed, it would certainly precipitate economic ruin on the city. He instructed Mansart to begin the construction of the Royal Chapel of Versailleswhich towered over the rest of the palace.
The decoration of the walls and ceiling depicts scenes from the life of the goddess Diana. The Salon of Venus[ edit ] This salon was used for serving light meals during evening receptions.
Nolhac also working to bring in foreign personalities. In Marchthe Loi de la Liste civile was promulgated, which designated Versailles as a crown dependency.
In response to the order, the mayor of Versailles and the municipal council met to draft a letter to Louis XVI in which they stated that if the furniture was removed, it would certainly precipitate economic ruin on the city.
Its formal title is the Public Establishment of the Palace, Museum and National Estate of Versailles Sinceit has been run as a Public Establishment, with an independent administration and management supervised by the French Ministry of Culture.
The decoration includes several paintings set into the paneling, including a self-portrait of Antony Van Dyck.The Palace had become an archetypal seat of power and continued to host the most important events in the history of France, such as the declaration of the German Empire, signed in following France's defeat at war by the Prussians.
The Palace of Versailles is duty-bound to remain faithful to its vocation of supporting artistic creation. The Palace of Versailles is an opulent complex and former royal residence outside of Paris.
It has held sway in the public imagination for years because of its architectural grandeur and political. The Palace of Versailles, or simply Versailles, is a royal chateau in Versailles in the ile-de-France region of France.
The court of Versailles was the center of political power in France fromwhen Louis XIV moved from Paris, until the royal family was forced to return to the capital in October after the beginning of the French. In the 19th Century King Louis-Philippe turned it into the Museum of the History of France.
The gardens of the Palace of Versailles, designed by André Le Nôtre at the instruction of Louis XIV, are equally spectacular and took forty years to complete.
There are numerous places to visit at the Palace of Versailles and a range of tour options. Additional Physical Format: Print version: Versailles (France). Musée de Versailles et des Trianons.
Indicator of the palace and museum of Versailles. The Palace of Versailles is the central part of a complex that housed the French government, most notably its royalty, during the reigns of Louis XIV (France’s famed “Sun King”), Louis XV and Louis XVI.
After the French Revolution init ceased to be a permanent royal residence.Download