Saturday, 14 June 2014

South Wing (Attic)

Being an inhabitant at Versailles meant constant access to the King and thereby power which was so attractive to courtiers that they would happily occupy cramped attic rooms for the privilege. It is quite difficult to imagine lords and ladies usually so meticulous with their rights and dignity cramping themselves into tiny apartments!

vue 1 - ; avec retombe

The downside of living in one of the otherwise much-sought-after attic apartments was the temperature. During the summer it would be intolerably hot and freezing during the winter.

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