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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Arts and Archives 2014: Versailles

View of the Chateau and Gardens of Versailles from the Avenue de Paris 1668 by Pierre Patel, 
Oil on Canvas 
We had reserved a whole day for the Versailles visit and that truly was needed. The day was sunny but the wind was arctic and standing on line for more than two hours made us dream about the sunny Colorado. This was the May-day weekend and the crowd was probably bigger than a normal Saturday.
Louis XIV created Versailles to reflect his absolute monarchy and the Government and Court was moved permanently to Versailles 1677. Learn more about the history of Versailles by clicking here.
See some of the photos from our visit by clicking here.
"Versailles like everything on grand scale, is and will always be beautiful" 

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