Show Notes for Episode 14: A Day Trip to Versailles from Paris

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Episode Highlights with Time Stamps

  • [3’45”] Where is it the Versailles Chateau?
  • [5’50”] Historical background
    • Hunting Lodge
    • Louis XIII decides to build a country home there
    • Construction starts in 1631
    • Louis XIV decides to establish permanent residence
  • [13’05”] Louis XIV invests fortunes and hires the best
  • [16′] Le Notre, landscape architect
  • [22’30] The role of rich Americans in restoration efforts
  • No privacy for Kings and Queens
  • Le Petit Trianon
  • Marie-Antoinette
  • [30′] During the French Revolution
  • [33’15”] The furniture you will see inside
  • [36’45”] The blessing and curse of having so many historical treasures in France
  • [39’30] Versailles chateau restoration is a work in progress
  • [44′] Getting around
  • [46’10”] How to avoid being stuck in line for hours
  • [55′] The best way to get there
The guilded roof of Versailles seen through a window: day trip to Versailles
Photo Annie Sargent
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