NEW MATERIAL: Unique and previously-unseen interiors of Marie Antoinette’s boudoir (Cabinet de la Meridienne) restored between 2013-2016.
POPULARITY: With more than five million people a year, Versailles has more than seven times more visitors than any other château in France (with the exception of the Louvre).
EXCLUSIVE PHOTOGRAPHY: Exceptional images that allow the reader to discover Versailles as never seen before.
“Hammond was given complete freedom to walk the halls and grounds of Versailles sans crowds, capturing not only the grand rooms of the palace, like Marie Antoinette’s boudoir and the Salon d’Aurore, but also intimate detail shots of architectural ornamentation and objects throughout the palace—some of which are not on view to the public. Picon’s text, in conjunction with these photographs, gives insight into both the French royal family and French history as a whole, making it a perfect book for any Francophile. Preview some of the gorgeous photography from the book below, then work on planning your next trip to Versailles. As Laurent Salomé, director of the National Museum of the Versailles and Trianon Palaces, writes in the preface, ’A splendid book like this one makes it possible to relive, or imagine, the fleeting emotions that come one after another during a visit here.’ ”
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