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  1. Versailles: Home of the "Sun King"

  2. Young Louis XIV

  3. Louis XIV

  4. Louis XIV

  5. L’Etat c’est moi! The state, it is I! I am at The Getty ByHyacintheRigaud

  6. Louis XIV’s Carriage

  7. The Bourbon Family Crest

  8. Louis XIV as Apollo • Apollo has been worshiped as the god of: • Music • Healing • Prophecy • Colonization • Medicine • Archery (not the kind used in war) • Dance • Intellectual inquiry • Herds and flocks • Plague • Light • Religious healing

  9. Louis XIV as Apollo by Jean Nocret, 1670

  10. The Sun Symbol

  11. Louis XIV Gian Lorenzo Bernini, 1665

  12. Maria Theresa (wife) & the Dauphin (King’s heir)

  13. Jean-Baptiste Colbert (Minister of Finance)

  14. Versailles Statistics • 2,000 acres of grounds • 12 miles of roads • 27 miles of trellises (framework that holds vines) • 200,000 trees • 210,000 flowers planted every year • 80 miles of rows of trees • 55 acres surface area of the Grand Canal • 12 miles of enclosing walls • 50 fountains and 620 fountain nozzles • 21 miles of water conduits • 3,600 cubic meters per hour: water consumed • 26 acres of roof • 51,210 square meters of floors • 2,153 windows • 700 rooms • 67 staircases • 6,000 paintings • 1,500 drawings and 15,000 engravings • 2,100 sculptures • 5,000 items of furniture and objects d'art • 150 varieties of apple and peach trees in the Vegetable Garden

  15. Louis XIII’s Old Chateau

  16. Versailles Today

  17. Palais de Versailles

  18. Palais de Versailles

  19. Versailles Palace,Park Side

  20. Garden View of Versailles

  21. Chateau de Versailles

  22. Chateau de Versailles

  23. André Le Nôtre, Royal Gardener

  24. Versailles’ Northern Gardens

  25. Gardens at Versailles

  26. Chateau de Versailles Gardens

  27. The Orangery

  28. Grounds at Versailles

  29. Fountains, Fountains, and More Fountains!

  30. And More Fountains!

  31. And More Fountains!

  32. And Even More Fountains!!!

  33. Temple of Love

  34. Hall ofMirrors

  35. The King’s Bed The Queen’s Bed

  36. Louis XIV’s Chapel

  37. Louis XIV’s Chapel Altarpiece

  38. Organ in Louis XIV’s Chapel

  39. Louis XIV’s Opera Stage

  40. The Gallery of Battles Designed to glorify French military history, LOL!

  41. Marie Antoinette & Her Children

  42. Marie Antoinette’s Boudoir

  43. Marie Antoinette’s “Peasant” House

  44. Marie Antoinette’s “Peasant’s Hut”

  45. Marie Antoinette’s “Peasant’s Hut”

  46. Madame de Pompadour’s Bedroom

  47. Petite Trianon,Madame de Pompadour’s Chateau