torsdag den 21. marts 2013

Home of Kings

The royal family of France had several palaces to reside in. Take a look around the great halls of the greatest palaces:

Versailles

The Marble Courtyard


South Wing:

North Wing:


The Gardens

The Sculptures
Development over the years

The Queen's Hameau

The Queen's Theatre
The French Garden

BONUS: details of floorplans / château layout

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The Royal Residences:

Petit Trianon



Château de Fontainebleau


Château de Compiègne


Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye


Palais-Royal


Château de Marly


Château de Choisy


Château de Louveciennes


Château de Saint-Cloud


Château de la Muette


Château de Bellevue


Château de Tuileries


Trianon de Porcelaine


Château de Saint-Hubert


Château de Clagny


Château de Meudon


Château de Saint-Germain


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The Courtiers' Châteaux:


These châteaux were owned by the courtiers of Versailles. Below the name of the Château is the name of a courtier connected with the residence but note that it is not necessarily the person who built it.


Vaux-le-Vicomte
Nicolas Fouquet, Surintendent of Finances
Jean-Baptiste Colbert, Marquis de Torcy

Château d'Amboise
Nicolas Fouquet and the Duc de Choiseul

Hôtel d'Aumont
The Ducs d'Aumont

Palais de l'Élysée
Madame de Pompadour

Château de Maintenon
Madame de Maintenon

Château de Menars
Madame de Pompadour

Palais de Bourbon
Louise Françoise de Bourbon, Duchesse de Bourbon

Hôtel de Beauvais
Catherine Beauvais

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