The Little Book of Versailles

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Dominique Foufelle

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Territory: World excluding France
Size: 150 mm x 100 mm
Pages: 176
Illustrations: 80 colour
Name of series: The Little Book of...

RRP £10.95

  • Uncover the history of the Palace of Versailles in this charming little book
  • The latest installment in a series of pocket-sized guides

Why did Louis XIII go to Versailles? How many kings of France have lived in this palace? Why did Louis XIV decide to live outside Paris? When did the king's court settle in the palace? Why did courtiers wear wigs? Who is the most famous chronicler of life in the time of Louis XIV's court? Which sovereign was the mostly badly damaged by the "Affair of the Diamond Necklace"? Which was the last king to live in the castle?

Filled with pictures gloriously illustrating the past, this small volume charts the history of France's most famous castle over the course of four centuries, from its construction in 1631 to the signature of the Peace Treaty in 1919, via the women's march on Versailles in 1789.

Also available:
The Little Book of Paris ISBN 9782812313318

Writer and journalist Dominique Foufelle lives and works in the South of France. She is interested in the history of customs and day-to-day life, women's history, language and nature. She has published many works with Editions du Chêne, such as The Little Book of Historical Quotes and The Little Book of Christmas.