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:


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


The Royal Residences:

Petit Trianon

Château de Fontainebleau

Château de Compiègne

Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye


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


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.

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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