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Versailles: Queen's Apartment Reopened after Restoration

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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 .


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


Can you imagine hand-painting the ceiling ...


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


Conte Granara
22 Apr 2019 10:03:05AM @conte-granara:

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.


"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