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« on: October 23, 2010, 02:29:01 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2010, 02:43:39 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2010, 01:31:13 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2010, 12:44:35 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2010, 12:50:17 PM »


Rearden, thank you so much,  Star back to you...

and something for your Versailles collection:

(above the mantel is a round portrait of MA's brother Josef, and on the opposite side is a twin portrait of Maria Thersia)
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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2010, 07:45:06 PM »

a doc about Versailles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G93EhIGlVS0

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« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2010, 07:52:31 PM »

odette maybe you will like this video is about MA's room but it's in french

la galerie des Glaces
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« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2010, 09:50:12 PM »

Merci Rearden,

I have taken some private tours of the Chateau and our guide was as knowledgeable as the narrator.  My French is tolerable enough to understand
his narration.

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« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2010, 09:52:58 PM »

beautiful pics Rearden,  Star

I just always wonder, looking at or visiting these palaces, WTH did they do all day long in these huge compounds?

Playing hide and seek. They possibly couldn't have had used all the rooms.....strange concept.
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« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2010, 08:31:59 AM »

I never took a guided tour in Versailles (lucky you Odette! Thumb up)
but many of the rooms were also for royal children.
Louis XV had 10 kids, including 7 daughters and only the eldest one got married, the others stayed in Versailles. He also had 7 grandkids by his son, who became orphans quite early.
And other rooms were also reserved for the mistresses  Cool.
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« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2010, 09:37:47 PM »

I never took a guided tour in Versailles (lucky you Odette! Thumb up)
but many of the rooms were also for royal children.
Louis XV had 10 kids, including 7 daughters and only the eldest one got married, the others stayed in Versailles. He also had 7 grandkids by his son, who became orphans quite early.
And other rooms were also reserved for the mistresses  Cool.
Yes Elissa, also the various nobles who lived in the Palace.  It was Louis XIV who instituted having the nobility close at hand, 'keep your friends close but your enemies closer."  So rooms were being used, often multiple occupants in one room.  According to accounts of life at Versailles,
the memories of Saint-Simon, it was a filthy place, crowded and miserable in the summer.  Sophia Coppela's film Marie Antoinette touches on some of the idiosyncrasies  of palace life. 
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« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2010, 12:31:41 AM »

Odette I'm dieing of envy now  Sad I'm sure that those private tours must be amazing
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« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2010, 03:05:08 AM »

Rearden, don't die Huh?
If you have the time try to do this.  What was great was the tours were back to back, so for 3 glorious hours we wandered the halls, staircases, backrooms, state rooms of the Chateau.  it was in November, so the number of tourists was a a minimum.  this was a while ago, and when i was back two years ago it was so crowded that it was impossible.!!!
  Star  to my castle colleague.


MA salon Doré - her private apartments in Versailles




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