Magazine n°46 - Château de Versailles


Dossier : The Salle du Jeu de Paume

A high place of history

The actions undertaken at the beginning of the Revolution did not all take place in Paris, as is too often imagined, but partly in Versailles. The Storming of the Bastille has thus obscured the major role played by the representatives of the people near the castle. In this respect, the oath taken in the Salle du Jeu de Paume is undoubtedly one of the major moments of our national history. Without this high place of history, formerly devoted to sports practice and recently restored, the unity displayed by the various participants would not have breathed into the revolutionary movement the strength that it did.

Contents :

Versailles and I
Xavier Mauduit: "Versailles takes us back in time"
On the cover
The Jeu de Paume room
Archives and unpublished works
The Campaigns of Louis XIV a bibliophilic treasure
In the castle
The ru de Gally
The bust of Louis XIV by Coysevox
The apartment of Madame de Pompadour
The Royal Palace of Turin, emblem of a duchy in search of independence
The exhibition department
The Grove of the Domes
20th century
The Fourth Republic at the bedside of Versailles

(David Chanteranne, editor-in-chief of Château de Versailles. From the Ancien Régime to the Present)

Co-publishers : Château de Versailles and Editions Soteca, 2022
Number of pages: 82
Periodicity : N°46 (July-August-September 2022)
Dimensions : 23 x 29,7 cm
Language : French

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