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Versailles: Queen's Apartment Reopened after Restoration

2019-04-22
By: Tatiana Dokuchic
Posted in: architecture
Versailles: Queen's Apartment Reopened after Restoration

According to the Chateau de Versailles:

The Queen's great apartment has just reopened after several years of work. Marble, ors and crystals shine from all their fires, punctuated by a restoration punctuated by discoveries.

I've been following the restoration progress and it's really exciting to think that it's finally done.

Read more at Mille et une nuits chez la reine.

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The bedchamber looks fabulous!  I believe that all of the fabric was re-woven using instructions found for the original patterns.

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Can you imagine hand-painting the ceiling ...

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... or sewing the details back onto the walls!

Fabulous!

Duke of Richmond
22 Apr 2019 10:03:05AM @duke-of-richmond:

How Exquisite! It looks great.

 Did you know they are also restoring the Queen's Hamlet? There was a whole documentary regarding it. 

It's worth a watch!


Tatiana Dokuchic
22 Apr 2019 10:10:27AM @tatiana-dokuchic:

Yes! As you can imagine, I've been eagerly following the progress made on the Queen's Hamlet.  The Queen's House looks just grand now.

This documentary is great. I saw it a few weeks back thanks to @MarieLouise-Harcourt passing the link along.  It definitely is worth a watch :)

ETA:  Isn't it wonderful to have good news for a change.


Tatiana Dokuchic
22 Apr 2019 03:13:44PM @tatiana-dokuchic:

From Lucy Worsley on Twitter.

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"Can you see the outline of the secret door just to the left of the chair in Marie Antoinette’s bedroom? It was through that door, in the early hours of 6 October 1789, that she fled from invaders storming into palace of Versailles. She would never return."


Abbondio Rezzonico
23 Apr 2019 02:52:08PM @abbondio-rezzonico:

Which proves: History is in the details :p