Versailles: A Private Invitation


This comprehensive monograph on Versailles offers unprecedented access to the château and grounds of one of France’s most significant and most visited historical landmarks.


ISBN: 9782080203373 Category:

Catherine Pégard


The largest château in the world holds a thousand and one secrets, even from those who know it intimately. Versailles has been described in detail since the reign of Louis XIV, but numerous apartments in the palace and its outbuildings are inaccessible to visitors due to their fragility or state of preservation. This new edition includes previously-unseen material on the newly restored Cabinet de la Meridienne, the Salon d’Aurore, and new, up-close and in-situ details of objects that are not part of the general public circuit. Also included are historical memoirs and letters that provide fascinating insight into life at the palace. From the most renowned rooms to the gardens, passing through the Trianon or the Queen’s hamlet, Versailles contains many extraordinary details, transformed by light and shadow. Whether it’s Marie Antoinette’s private apartments, the wings of the Queen’s theater, or even the Orangerie on a beautiful winter day, these singular photographs bring to life a magnificent theater of unrivaled splendor that continues to capture the hearts of visitors and aficionados of France from around the world.

Additional information

Weight 2530 g
Dimensions 25.5 x 32 cm
Publisher name Flammarion S.A.
Publication date 1 December 2017
Number of pages 320
Format Hardback
Contributors Text by Guillaume Picon, Photographs by Francis Hammond
Dimensions 25.5 x 32 cm
Weight 2530 g


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