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Ancien Centre National de prêt BnF
Ancien Centre National de prêt BnF

See also: History of the Bibliothèque nationale de France The National Library of France traces its origin to the royal library founded at the Louvre Palace by Charles V in 1368. Charles had received a collection of manuscripts from his predecessor, John II, and transferred them to the Louvre from the Palais de la Cité.

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Arboretum de ChèVreloup
Arboretum de ChèVreloup

The Arboretum de Chèvreloup (195 hectares) is a major arboretum located just north of the Palace of Versailles at 30, route de Versailles, Rocquencourt, Yvelines, Île-de-France, France. It forms part of the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle, and is open several days per week in the warmer months; an admission fee is charged.

Bosquet de la Colonnade
Bosquet de la Colonnade

Bosquet de la Colonnade (Bosquet des Sources), Versailles Like many areas of the garden, this section has seen a number of revisions. Designed as a simple green area by Le Nôtre in 1678, the landscape architect used an existing stream to create a bosquet that featured rivulets that twisted among nine islets.

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Bosquet Salle De Bal
Bosquet Salle De Bal

Bosquet de la Girandole. Le bosquet de la Girandole, avec le bosquet du Dauphin qui lui correspond au nord, comptent parmi les premiers bosquets aménagés par Le Nôtre, dès 1663. Traités en salles de verdure, ils possèdent tous deux une salle centrale ornée d’un bassin, mis en place en 1669.

Chapels of Versailles
Chapels of Versailles

This chapel followed the two-story palatine model, which was traditional in France; successive chapels at Versailles followed this model. This chapel was destroyed in 1665 during the construction of the Grotte de Thétys (Batifol, 1909, 1913; Kimball, 1944; Le Guillou, 1983, 1989; Marie, 1968; Verlet, 1985).

ChâTeau de Malmaison
ChâTeau de Malmaison

Château de Malmaison (French pronunciation: [ʃɑ.to də‿mal.mɛzɔ̃]) is a French château near the western bank of the Seine about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) west of the centre of Paris in Rueil-Malmaison.

ChâTeau de Saint-Cloud
ChâTeau de Saint-Cloud

The Château de Saint-Cloud was a palace in France, built on a site overlooking the Seine at Saint-Cloud in Hauts-de-Seine, about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) west of Paris. On the site of the former palace there is currently a large park, the Parc de Saint-Cloud, that is owned by the state.

ChâTeau de Saint-Germain-en-Laye
ChâTeau de Saint-Germain-en-Laye

The Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye (French pronunciation: [ʃɑto də sɛ̃ ʒɛʁmɛ̃ ɑ̃ lɛ]) is a royal palace in the commune of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, in the département of Yvelines, about 19 km west of Paris, France.

ChâTeau Rothschild
ChâTeau Rothschild

The Palace of Versailles, or in French Château de Versailles, is a royal château in Versailles in the Île-de-France region of France. When the château was built, Versailles was a country village; today, however, it is a wealthy suburb of Paris, some 20 kilometres (12 miles) southwest of the French capital.

Church of Notre-Dame, Versailles
Church of Notre-Dame, Versailles

The Church of Notre-Dame, Versailles is a Roman Catholic parish church in Versailles, Yvelines, France, in the Rue de la Paroisse.HistoryThe church was built at the command of Louis XIV by Jules Hardouin-Mansart in the Neo-Classical style and was consecrated on 30 October 1686.

Cour des Senteurs
Cour des Senteurs

La Cour des Senteurs (The Scent Courtyard) is a newly opened area in Versailles, France, dedicated to the culture of perfume, which is one of the important cultures in France. It was opened in 2013 after the renovation of a former historical area nearby the Palace of Versailles.

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Domaine of Madame Elisabeth
Domaine of Madame Elisabeth

In 1783, at the age of 19, Madame Élisabeth’s brother King Louis XVI presented her with a house and land in the village of Montreuil. The estate survives to this day in the Montreuil district of Versailles and is known as “Domaine de Madame Élisabeth”.

Dragon Fountain
Dragon Fountain

The Dragon Fountain at the Palace of Versailles was executed by Gaspard Marsy in 1667. The fountain lies at the end of the northern axis between the Water Walk and Neptune Fountain. The Dragon Fountain shoots a jet of water 90 feet into the air.

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Estanque de los niños Dorados
Estanque de los niños Dorados

Château de Versailles, chambre du roi, buste de Louis XIV, Antoine Coysevox, c. 1679 Chapelle royale (royal chapel) of the Palace of Versailles in Versailles, France Chapelle royale (royal chapel) of the Palace of Versailles in Versailles, France Palacio de Versalles, los apartamentos de Dauphine, la segunda antecámara.

Fausses Reposes Forest
Fausses Reposes Forest

This hotel is an ideal place to relax in between two visits to the Royal Estate of Versailles; ... Les Étangs de Corot ... de Fausses Reposes, ...

Ferme du Piqueur
Ferme du Piqueur

La ferme du piqueur / l'enfance de l'art ferme pédagogique

Fountains of Versailles
Fountains of Versailles

The Fountains Water features of all kinds are an important part of French gardens, even more so than plant designs and groves. At Versailles, they include waterfalls in some of the groves, spurts of water in the fountains, and the calm surface of the water reflecting the sky and sun in the Water Parterre or the Grand Canal.

France Miniature
France Miniature

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Galerie des Batailles
Galerie des Batailles

La galerie des Batailles est l’élément le plus important des galeries historiques créées dans le château de Versailles par Louis-Philippe. Elle occupe quasiment la totalité de l’étage de l’aile sud du Château et est consacrée à l’illustration, en une trentaine de tableaux, de près de quinze siècles de succès militaires français, de Clovis à Napoléon.

Galerie des Sculptures et des Moulages (Sculptures de Versailles / Gypsothèque du Louvre)
Galerie des Sculptures et des Moulages (Sculptures de Versailles / Gypsothèque du Louvre)

Versailles Tourisme, Versailles, ... Visite guidée « La Galerie des Sculptures et des Moulages ... (Sculptures de Versailles / Gypsothèque du Louvre) ...

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Gardens of Versailles
Gardens of Versailles

The Gardens of Versailles (French: Jardins du château de Versailles; French pronunciation: [ʒaʁdɛ̃ dy ʃato də versaij]) occupy part of what was once the Domaine royal de Versailles, the royal demesne of the château of Versailles.

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Grand Trianon
Grand Trianon

In the Grand Trianon, the royal apartments of the left wing are connected to the royal apartments of the right wing by the Peristyle. That layout was inspired by the Palace of Versailles where the Queen’s State Apartments to the south are connected to the King’s State Apartments to the north by the Hall of Mirrors.

Grille d'Honneur
Grille d'Honneur

The Grille d'Honneur is the main entrance gate to the Estate. It separates the Cour d'Honneur from the Place d'Armes and is surrounded north-side by sculptures of the Victory of France over the Empire, by Gaspard Marsy, and south-side by sculptures of the Victory of France over Spain, by François Girardon.

Hall of Mirrors
Hall of Mirrors

The Hall of Mirrors (French: Grande Galerie or Galerie des Glaces) is the central gallery of the Palace of Versailles in Versailles, France. Within the hall, the state of Germany was declared in 1871 and the Treaty of Versailles signed by the victorious powers of World War I in 1919.

Hameau De La Reine
Hameau De La Reine

Contrairement à la tradition tenace qui veut que la reine et son entourage aient « joué à la fermière » au milieu de ce décor champêtre peuplé de moutons enrubannés, Marie-Antoinette utilise avant tout son hameau comme un but de promenade et comme un lieu de réception.

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Hotel of Foreign Affairs and the Navy
Hotel of Foreign Affairs and the Navy

Built in 1761-1762 according to the wishes of the duke of Choiseul, then Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, this mansion was meant to house the archives and departments of Foreign Affairs and the Navy. Here were negotiated the Treaty of Versailles and Paris which ended the 1783 american war of Independence.

Île Seguin
Île Seguin

Île Seguin (Seguin Island) is an island on the Seine river between Boulogne-Billancourt and Sèvres, in the west suburbs of Paris, France. It has a surface area of approximately 11.5 hectares (28 acres), and is positioned opposite Meudon, a short distance downstream from the Île Saint-Germain.

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Jardin des éTangs Gobert
Jardin des éTangs Gobert

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Le Petit Trianon
Le Petit Trianon

The Petit Trianon (French pronunciation: [pəti tʁijanɔ̃]; French for "small Trianon"), built between 1762 and 1768 during the reign of Louis XV of France, is a small château located on the grounds of the Palace of Versailles in Versailles, France. The park of the Grand Trianon includes the Petit Trianon.

Louis XIV Statue, Palace of Versailles
Louis XIV Statue, Palace of Versailles

The Palace of Versailles was declared the official royal residence in 1682 and the official residence of the court of France on May 6, 1682, but it was abandoned after the death of Louis XIV in 1715. In 1722, however, it was returned to its status as royal residence.

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Manufacture Nationale de SèVres
Manufacture Nationale de SèVres

On January 1, 2010, the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres and the Musée National de la Céramique, two departments with a domestic jurisdiction of the Ministry of Culture and Communication, were transformed into a public administrative institution, Sèvres – Cité de la Céramique.

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Meudon Forest
Meudon Forest

Meudon is a municipality in the southwestern suburbs of Paris, France. It is in the département of Hauts-de-Seine. It is located 9.1 km from the center of Paris.

Musée Albert-Kahn
Musée Albert-Kahn

Visit the garden of Albert Kahn in the Western suburbs of Paris. ... Gardens of the Palace of Versailles. Le Jardin du Luxembourg. Le Jardin des Plantes.

Musée du Lycée Hoche
Musée du Lycée Hoche

Musée du lycée Hoche. Un modèle de lycée républicain le Lycée Hoche de 1870 à 1914 Après la défaite de 1870, l'éducation prend en main la formation des nouveaux soldats : les cours de géographie, d'éducation sportive et de sciences expérimentales sont au programme des étudiants. Le lycée Hoche voit revenir les élèves à partir de 1871.

Musée Lambinet
Musée Lambinet

Le musée Lambinet est un ancien hôtel particulier que Joseph-Barnabé Porchon, entrepreneur des bâtiments du roi Louis XV, fait construire sur l’emplacement de l’ancien étang de Clagny. Racheté par Victor Lambinet en 1852, il est légué à la ville en 1929 pour y installer les collections municipales d'objets d'art.

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Osmothèque
Osmothèque

There is only one Osmotheque in the world: it was founded in 1988 because several perfumers wished to preserve and hand on the fragrances that have made the reputation of the perfume industry French. Its founders have therefore gathered a significant number of formulae and recreated the corresponding perfumes.

Pabellón Francés
Pabellón Francés

Trianon Palace Versailles, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Chez Eliane, casa de huéspedes. Apartemento Versalla. Hotel Richaud. Hotel Ibis Paris Versailles Chateau.

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Palace of Versailles
Palace of Versailles

Versailles, Palace of Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France, designated a World Heritage site in 1979. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. To the east of the palace is the Place d’Armes, a wide plaza that in the 21st century served mainly as a parking lot to accommodate the thousands of tourists who visited Versailles each day.

Parc Balbi
Parc Balbi

Abutting the King's Kitchen Garden, a little farther to the south, there is a pleasant public garden named Parc Balbi. This is the garden of the property developed in 1785 by J.-F. Chalgrin for the countess of Balbi, the mistress of the Count of Provence, who was Louis XVI's brother.

Parc de la Vallée aux Loups,
Parc de la Vallée aux Loups,

Le domaine départemental de la Vallée-aux-Loups bénéficie du label "jardin remarquable" délivré par la DRAC pour le parc de la maison de Chateaubriand, l'Arboretum et l'île verte, tant pour leur histoire que pour leur accueil du public et leur mode de gestion respectueux de l'environnement.

Parc de Saint-Cloud
Parc de Saint-Cloud

Parc de Saint-Cloud St Cloud is one of the most famous French estates. Though it has lost its chateau (burnt down in 1870) and other important features, enough survives to display the character of the great gardens.

Petit Trianon
Petit Trianon

The Petit Trianon (French pronunciation: [pəti tʁijanɔ̃]; French for "small Trianon"), built between 1762 and 1768 during the reign of Louis XV of France, is a small château located on the grounds of the Palace of Versailles in Versailles, France. The park of the Grand Trianon includes the Petit Trianon.

Potager du roi
Potager du roi

The potager du Roi (fr: Kitchen Garden of the King), near the Palace of Versailles, produced fresh vegetables and fruits for the table of the court of Louis XIV. It was created between 1678 and 1683 by Jean-Baptiste de La Quintinie, the director of the royal fruit and vegetable gardens.

Queen's House
Queen's House

The Queen’s Hamlet does not belong to any particular style, combining as it does various influences from rural architecture, but it does succeed in creating a sense of aesthetic coherency. The cottages are set on the eastern bank of the lake, arranged in a crescent formation which is ideally viewed from across the water.

Salle du Jeu de Paume
Salle du Jeu de Paume

La Salle du Jeu de Paume. La date du 20 juin 1789 marque l’entrée de la salle du Jeu de Paume de Versailles dans l’histoire de France. De salle d'exercice royale sous Louis XIV, elle est devenue le haut lieu de fondation de la démocratie française, lié à un épisode insigne de la Révolution.

Temple de l'Amour
Temple de l'Amour

Take a tour of the Temple de l'Amour, France to visit historic site in Versailles. Get the Reviews, Ratings, location, contact details & timings

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Tennis Court Oath
Tennis Court Oath

The swearing of the Tennis Court Oath (in French, Serment du jeu de Paume) was one of the pivotal scenes of the French Revolution. On the morning of June 20th 1789, deputies in the newly formed National Assembly gathered to enter the meeting hall at the Hôtel des Menus-Plaisirs at Versailles, only to find the doors locked and guarded by royal troops.

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The Coach Gallery
The Coach Gallery

For further information, a dedicated guide book was published when the Gallery of the Coaches reopened: La Galerie des Carrosses. Château de Versailles, Hélène Delalex, Paris, Artlys, 2016.

Versailles Cathedral
Versailles Cathedral

Below is a list of all Catholic Churches in Versailles, France. Find look up and search The Catholic Directory for Catholic Church Mass Times Diocese Schools Ministry Clergy Priest Nuns Directions Maps Bulletin Schedule Knights of Columbus Ministries and Catholic organizations.

Versailles Orangerie
Versailles Orangerie

The Versailles Orangerie (French: L′Orangerie du Château de Versailles) was built by Jules Hardouin-Mansart between 1684 and 1686, replacing Le Vaus design from 1663 - that is to say, before work on the palace had even begun.