Don’t miss the Versailles Revival at the Palace of Versailles
Published on 5 January 2020, dans Visit Paris
Even though it’s located outside Paris, the Palace of Versailles is very easy to access from the capital and is one of the essential places to visit when you take a break in the City of Light. During your stay at the Grand Hotel Saint Michel, discover the charms of château life by including in your itinerary the sumptuous Versailles Revival 1867-1937, an exhibition currently featuring at the Palace of Versailles.
A fascinating visit to the Palace of Versailles
Built at the behest of King Louis XIV, the Palace of Versailles is an architectural hymn to the French monarchy. From its sumptuous Hall of Mirrors to its exquisitely landscaped gardens stretching as far as the eye can see, everything in this unique place evokes the period’s sumptuous excesses. Getting to Versailles from the Grand Hotel Saint Michel is a breeze. Our establishment is ideally located in the heart of the Latin Quarter, a stone's throw from the RER C, a rail service that will whisk you directly to the Château of the Sun King in under an hour.
Versailles Revival at the Palace of Versailles; another side of Versailles
When the name Versailles is mentioned, the figures of Louis XIV, Marie-Antoinette or even Louis XVI come to mind. However, the place also had an eventful life in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It is this lesser known part of its history that Versailles Revival 1867-1937 examines. This fascinating exhibition, which takes place in the Africa and Crimea rooms until March 2020, brings together nearly 300 artworks demonstrating the fascination for Versailles that came to fruition during the Belle Epoque and showing how this major location in the history of France never ceased to inspire painters, writers and poets.
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