Paris : Palace of Versailles part 2

… continued from previous post …

Louis XVI (1754-1793), the grandson of Louis XV, was married to Marie Antoinette, who stood on the balcony next to this window to watch a rioting mob of thousands chanting for the downfall of the monarchy.  Can you imagine this entire area crammed with angry men and women!!!  The women began the march from Paris, in 1789, to air their grievances over the high price and scarcity of bread, but were soon joined by thousands of revolutionaries …

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Marie Antoinette with her children ..

IMG_7369Queen’s chamber :  Bust of Marie Antoinette with mirror image of her bed canopy …

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Opposite mirror ..

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The King’s chamber  ..

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Courtiers would sit and watch the king sleep ..

IMG_7334The king’s private dining area – courtiers would sit and watch the king eat

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Not sure what room this was .. we walked through the Hall of Mirrors more than once, thus my sense of direction went haywire 🙂  .. pretty room anyway, with the blue wallpaper ..

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Table set for the king and special guests .. also watched by courtiers !!  If memory serves me correctly, Veronique said that the courtiers had to taste the food first in case it was poisoned

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Magnificent tapestry on the wall ..

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Restoration of rooms and ceilings are on-going ..

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I love fireplaces ..

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Down the marble staircase and into the stunning gardens ..

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A previous post has the gardens featured .. in July last year .. gosh I’ve been doing this for that long!!!!   Please visit …

https://momsmeanderings.wordpress.com/2012/07/30/a-quickie-pic-again/  .. cannot possibly leave out the statues etc 🙂  …

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The Palace of Versaille is a place I thought I would never ever see in my lifetime ..

….  I came .. I saw .. and I loved it 🙂

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5 Responses to Paris : Palace of Versailles part 2

  1. Mrs FF says:

    You take amazing pictures!!! And tell the most wonderful stories about the pictures. I actually feel like I’ve been on the trip with you just from your posts these past few months.

    PS: I have read almost every post on your adventure even though I didn’t comment

  2. rachelynne says:

    I’ve nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award! Congrats =) I hope you accept. You can check out the nomination here: http://pennilesstraveler.com/2013/01/06/kreativbloggerblogonfire/

  3. Thank you so much rachelynne 🙂

  4. I’m trying to imagine actually living in a place like that. Impossible and not that practical. And imagine cleaning all that. LOL!!! I bet the palace gets very busy with visitors in season.

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