Versailles, from Louis XIII to the French Revolution

Explore the transformation of Versailles prior to the reign of Louis XIV, tracing its evolution from a modest hunting lodge constructed under Louis XIII to becoming the grandest palace in Europe. Delve into the luxurious touches and structural enhancements sought by the youthful monarch known as the Sun King for his opulent palace dedicated to festivities. It might intrigue you to learn that the famed Hall of Mirrors was once an outdoor terrace…

The digital rendering depicts a model of the historical Palace of Versailles, highlighting its architecture during the period stretching from the rule of Louis XIII to the French Revolution. The palace is shown in its earlier, more restrained form before the extensive expansions and lavish decorations commissioned by Louis XIV were implemented.

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