The Last Days Of Louis XIV – September 5, 1715

Le Roi Est Mort Exposition at Versialles, 2015
Le Roi Est Mort Exposition at Versialles, 2015

September 5, 1715

It is Louis XIV’s birthday. He would have turned seventy-seven today. His coffin of oak is still on display in the Royal Apartment and will be so for a few more days, before it travels to Saint Denis.

The Royal Apartments have been transformed into a place of mourning. The walls and floors are covered. People come and go to catch a glimpse of the Sun King’s coffin.

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