Category Archives: Architecture

Versailles and its Critics, from Sévigné to Montesquieu

Madame de Sévigné is ambivalent on the subject: there are days when she likes Versailles, and there are days when she does not. Let us hear her out, “The court is at Saint-Cloud. The king wants to go to Versailles. … Continue reading

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This Hairy Thing

Once again I have dropped by the Royal Stables, the smaller (1) ones. I have already explained to my readers the significance of this horse-shoe building: in XVII and XVIII centuries the School of Royal Pages was located there. To be … Continue reading

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Nostalgia Is Some Kind Of an Island.

There are days when I almost don’t make sense. These are the days to be reserved for writing; the days to move words on paper in hope that something may come out of it. Chateau Versailles is also something like that, … Continue reading

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