Where were the stables at Versailles?
The Great Stables, positioned to the north between Avenue de Saint-Cloud and Avenue de Paris, were managed by the Grand Equerry of France, while the Small Stables, situated to the south between Avenue de Paris and Avenue de Sceaux, were placed under the orders of the First Equerry.
How many horses was the Chateau Stables constructed to accommodate?
The stables could house up to fourteen riding and carriage horses.
Are there horses in Paris?
Paris is filled with horses…of the marble and painted variety. What’s a horse lover to do when you need a bit more of a horse fix than statues and portraits can provide? Thankfully there are plenty of other options! Here are a few ideas to give you some quality horse time during your trip to Paris.
Did Marie Antoinette ride horses?
Because of all the opposition and fear that horse backing riding was too dangerous, Louis XV told Marie Antoinette that she could not ride horses. However, he did manage to reach a compromise with her. When amiable and sweet donkeys were found, it was not just Marie Antoinette who rode them. All of her ladies did too.
Who was the superintendent of the royal stables?
History of the stables at Grande Ecurie du Chateau de Versailles in France. When the Chateau de Versailles became the King’s official place of residence, it was Jules Hardouin-Mansart, the incredible architect who became the Superintendent of royal works, that designed all the extensions and rebuilds at Versailles.
What is the Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles?
The Hall of Mirrors (French: Grande Galerie, Galerie des Glaces, Galerie de Louis XIV) is a grand Baroque style gallery and one of the most emblematic rooms in the royal Palace of Versailles near Paris, France.
Why was Marie-Antoinette’s wedding dress scandalous?
Miscalculating her measurements, the dressmakers had constructed the gown so that it did not fit the new dauphine. No matter how tightly they tried to cinch the body of the dress, it didn’t properly cover the lacing and shift poking out from the back, which meant there was a strange gap between the rows of diamonds.
Did any of Marie-Antoinette’s dresses survive?
Sadly, the majority of the royal family’s lavish wardrobes were destroyed during the turbulent days of the revolution. Consequently, only a few articles survive but those that do still gives us an impression of the fashions and craftsmanship of the time.
How many fountains are there at Versailles?
The Palace garden is designed around alleys running parallel or perpendicular to the Royal Way and marking out groves. At the four crossroads of the principle alleys stand four fountains, built in the 1670s and dedicated to the four seasons.
What is the difference between the war salon and the peace salon?
Located at the southern end of the Hall of Mirrors (opposite to the War Salon). The decoration matches that of the War Salon which means that the décor focuses on weaponry and trophies carved out of the marble panels.