It lived in Versailles from the end of the XVII century to the beginning of the French revolution? The Palace of Versailles show: 22 October kicks off an exhibition dedicated to his visitors from the past.
Louis XIII built a small hunting Lodge, which Louis XIV was later transformed into a luxury residence, open to all at the behest of the king. And now the Palace of Versailles is visited by about 10 million people a year is one of the most popular tourist locations in the world.
Someone came here to see the king and to obtain his favor, someone visited on a diplomatic mission. Artists, musicians, princes, scientists, philosophers, French and foreign travelers, the Palace was open to everyone. It attracts people from all over the world: from ambassadors of Siam in 1686 to the representatives of the Principality of Mysore in 1788. Each visit was an opportunity for Versailles "soak up" the spirit of his native country guest, but also to enrich themselves through brought strange gifts.
Exposition "Visitors To Versailles. 1682-1789" will understand it, and that was France in the old days. Results will be presented about 300 exhibits: portraits, sculpture, tapestries, Sevres and Meissen porcelain, weapons, woodwork, apparel and more.
The exhibition, which runs from October 22 to 25 February, the Palace of Versailles organizes together with The Metropolitan Museum of.