Versailles

Doesn’t matter how beautiful and magical Paris is, sometimes we are tired of a big city- its constant rush, traffic and noise. Of course that applies to any big city not only French capital. Which I love because it’s where my home is. Well, in a way…

Lammie

Lammie

On one of those rare sunny days, those perfect to take Lammie for a drive, we’ve decided to visit the Versaille

 

‘The Château de Versailles, which has been on UNESCO’s World Heritage List for 30 years, is one of the most beautiful achievements of 18th-century French art. The site began as Louis XIII’s hunting lodge before his son Louis XIV transformed and expanded it, moving the court and government of France to Versailles in 1682. Each of the three French kings who lived there until the French Revolution added improvements to make it more beautiful’

 

‘From the central window of the Hall of mirrors the visitor look down on the grand perspective that leads the gaze from the Water Parterre to the horizon. This original perspective, which preceded the reign of Louis XIV, was developed and prolonged by the gardener André Le Nôtre by widening the Royal Path and digging the Grand Canal. This vast perspective stretches from the façade of the Château de Versailles to the railings of the park’

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~ by mona on March 15, 2013.

2 Responses to “Versailles”

  1. I love your pics!

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