Flying the Queen Around

On Mondays when Chateau Versailles is closed to visitors, there is usually still something to behold in the park. Last Monday, 17 September, they were shooting a documentary about all those famous hot-air balloons that Louis XVI flew around Versailles. In 1784 two of the king’s collaborators, Pilâtre de Rozier, who was in charge of the science labs here, and Louis Proust, the king’s chemist, went up three hundred meters in the Montgolfier named after Marie-Antoinette.

For other posts on science at Versailles see When There Is No Fish…, Anal Fistula…, Liquid and Dry….

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