• Living at Versailles…. a hungry court

    If you think of Versailles, you will think of tables full of the most delicious things. Glorious roasts, spectacular centrepieces, fabulous cakes and sugary glory. This applied to the tables of the royal family, not so much to the general courtier. Getting something to eat at Versailles was a proper hassle for them and many, especially those with little means,…

  • Versailles goes Down Under

    You might have heard of the fabulous exhibition the National Gallery of Australia and the Chateau de Versailles have set up in Canberra. Treasures such as paintings, tapestries, furniture, and even Latona herself, the large centrepiece of the Latona fountain, travelled all the way to Australia for the first time ever. My partner-in-bonbon-devouring Jules Harper payed the exhibition a visit, brought…

  • Versailles Giveaway!

    It is time for a giveaway again. Hurray! Enter the form below for a chance to win a Sun King notebook with matching pencil and a utterly cute Versailles memory card game featuring many historical people from the time of Louis XIV, everything coming straight from the boutique of Versailles. Like last time, we use the rafflecopter widget. To enter you…

  • The Silver Furniture of Versailles

    As Louis XIV developed his dream of Versailles, his dream of a grand and glittery palace that people will look at in awe, he of course meant for the inside to be just as impressive as the outside. To achieve this, the best of the best were hired. The ceilings were painted magnificently, the parquet floors of the best wood and…

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