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Author:  jadean [ Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:19 am ]
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Thanks, I was thinking it was the opera house. Thanks for telling me what the floor plans were.

Author:  Comte de Provence [ Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:51 am ]
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De rien.

Author:  jadean [ Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:22 pm ]
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Here;s a different floor plan I came across for the kitchens. By looking at the floor plans, I think that they were in a seperate building. I can't place them anywhere in Versailles itself. Unless by looking a the below floor plans if they were located in the basement of the central part of the palace.

http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.ph ... u=10012498

Author:  Comte de Provence [ Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:42 pm ]
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Thank you Jadean, it looks to me like it is in the Aile du Midi... but I have been wrong before...

Author:  jadean [ Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:55 pm ]
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Comte de Provence wrote:
Thank you Jadean, it looks to me like it is in the Aile du Midi... but I have been wrong before...


I think you may be right.

Author:  Comte de Provence [ Fri Sep 05, 2008 3:49 am ]
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The middle section I mean. But there had to be more kitchens throughout the Chateau. I know there is a small kitchen above Madame du Barry's apartments!

Author:  jadean [ Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:59 pm ]
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I went to this forum and searched for kitchens, my French is really bad, I am just at a beginner level as I am still learning, but I found this thread about the kitchens, it mentions the Trianon I don't know if it is the kitchens of Versaille or the trianon, it mentions the house of the Queen so I don't know if it is the Hamlet There are some more floor plans and pictures, here's the link so you and anyone else who speaks French can read it...there are some great photos there . I can't figure it out.


http://versailles.forumculture.net/excu ... t=cuisines

In the second post on that thread, it has a photo labelled Vue d'un garage de Trianon, ancienne cuisine

Author:  Comte de Provence [ Sat Sep 06, 2008 5:54 am ]
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I was right! The trianons kitchens were separate from the Trianon because in Madame De Pompadours residences, she had them seperate, as she detested the smell of kitchens...
Like me!

There is a kitchenette in the ground floior of the trianon but it was used to re-heat the food, or keep it warm...
As was the kitchen at Le Hameau.

Author:  jadean [ Sat Sep 06, 2008 11:58 am ]
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I didn't know that about the Trianon and the kitchen, I knew the site was saying something about the Trianon. Thank you for letting me know that, Comte.

Author:  Christophe [ Sat Sep 06, 2008 5:23 pm ]
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It was standard practice for aristocratic homes of the 18th Century (and before) for the kitchens to be located in a separate building; if there was not enough open land for this, than they were usually located in a basement or service wing.

Author:  jadean [ Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:57 pm ]
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Christophe wrote:
It was standard practice for aristocratic homes of the 18th Century (and before) for the kitchens to be located in a separate building; if there was not enough open land for this, than they were usually located in a basement or service wing.

Was this the same with all of the Chateaus?

I can't think to what building the Versailles kitchen would be in if not in the palace itself, by the floor plan it looks as if it was in Versailles basement. I know that in Russia the kitchen was seperate.

Author:  Comte de Provence [ Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:11 pm ]
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It was indeed, Chateaux were normally layed out this way. Madame de Pompadour especially hated the smell. I love that. The Kitchens at Saint Cloud were at the end of the Orangerie, and then Napolean the III had them installed in the Dependencies. It's a smart decision I think...

Author:  jadean [ Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:28 pm ]
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Comte de Provence wrote:
It was indeed, Chateaux were normally layed out this way. Madame de Pompadour especially hated the smell. I love that. The Kitchens at Saint Cloud were at the end of the Orangerie, and then Napolean the III had them installed in the Dependencies. It's a smart decision I think...


Thank you for that bit of intormation. I didn't know that about Madame De Pompadour. I was wondering about Fontainebleau, I tried to find something about the kitchen for that chateau but came up empty, actually I haven't even seen a really good floor plan of that Chateau its self.

Author:  Comte de Provence [ Sun Sep 21, 2008 6:27 am ]
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Nor I, I have visited once, but I cannot remember a thing...

Author:  Louis XIV [ Sun Sep 21, 2008 1:44 pm ]
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Hi, I've got a new plan of the Palace of Versailles, here it is:

Image

Bye!

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