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The Palace of Versailles from the sky

For the first time, a photographer has been allowed to fly over the Palace, revealing its best-kept secret for four centuries: its extraordinary beauty from the air.

This beautiful book, with a preface by Catherine Pégard, paints a portrait of the Versailles estate, already widely photographed, from an unprecedented angle.


A photographer at the Palace of Versailles for over ten years, Thomas Garnier produces five thousand photographs of the estate every year, the fruit of his daily work in the field.

For this book, he has selected 200 shots, each accompanied by a text on the history of the Château. As the seasons and the light change, the buildings, groves and flowerbeds take on a new look, revealing the creative genius of Louis XIV. Indeed, the estate seems to have been designed to be admired from the sky. These general views sublimate both the immensity of the estate and the perfect geometry of the French gardens. This beautiful book takes a fresh look at the architecture and gardens of the Palace of Versailles.

"It's as if Versailles was designed to be seen from the sky."


Of the 200 photos in the book, 10 have been selected and signed by Thomas Garnier. Choose from the most emblematic places on the Versailles estate: the Hall of Mirrors, the Temple of Love, the Orangery and many more!

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