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