State Apartments

Louis-Philippe, King of the French from 1830 to 1848, transformed Versailles into a museum dedicated to the glories of France. Through his desire to reconcile the different regimes, the Citizen King succeeded in creating the first museum of the history of France. He transformed the apartments of the princes and courtiers into vast galleries, in which the ancient paintings and sculptures were brought together in evocative retrospectives.
excerpt from
Versailles Visitor's Guide

10 March 2001
Royal Chapel

Royal Chapel

Royal Chapel Vertical

Royal Chapel Vertical Upper

Royal Chapel Above Closeup

Interior Ceiling

Drawing-Room of Plenty

Drawing Room of Plenty Sculpture

Venus Drawing-Room ceiling

Venus Drawing Room Ceiling

Venus Drawing Room Doorway

Diana Drawing-Room

Diana Drawing Room Fireplace

Diana Drawing Room Sculpture Closeup

Mercury Drawing-Room

Mercury Drawing Room Bed

Mercury Drawing Room Ceiling

Apollo Drawing-Room

Apollo Drawing Room

Apollo Drawing Room Ceiling

War Drawing-Room

War Drawing-Room

War Drawing-Room Closeup

Hall of Mirrors

Hall of Mirrors

Hall of Mirrors Looking Back

Peace Drawing-Room

Peace Drawing-Room

Interior Ceiling

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