In spite of the many royal domains which he had at his disposal, it was at Versailles, where, according to the word of Saint-Simon, there existed only a "little house of cards" which Louis XIII had made there to no longer sleep on the straw. In 1661 Louis XIV chose to build a castle worthy of its prestige. Taking over the team that built Vaux-le-Vicomte, the ruler launched the largest construction site of the century that will employ up to 36,000 workers. In 1682, the Sun King and the court officially settled in Versailles. The castle was the home of the kings of France until the revolution of 1789.

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The Palace of Versailles in comic books

19 September 2020 31 December 2020
The Palace of Versailles invites lovers of the 9th art to the Angoulême Festival, then to Versailles itself, for an exhibition dedicated to the year of the Comics (2020), led by the Ministry of Culture. This exhibition has been made possible thanks to le centre national du Livre For the first time the Palace of Versailles is devoting an exhibition to its portrayal in comic books. Through around a hundred works,...

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