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Author:  mdrummond [ Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:02 pm ]
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I recently visited the Chateau de Versailles and absolutely fell in love with it. The grandness of it took my breath away. I knew it was Marie Antoinette's home which led me to this site. I was hoping more people could tell me about it. She had to have had other castles too, right? Does anyone know what they were and where they were located? http://www.worldreviewer.com/experiences/castle/ told me a little about the Chateau but not about her other castles. any insight? I find it all really fascinating.

Author:  Comte de Provence [ Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:10 pm ]
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ah!
Versailles was her home when she first arrived in france.
she grew up in the Schonnbrunn when she was a little girl, in Austria.

when she was Queen, Louis XVI gave her the petit trianon as a getaway. (which is also part of versailles)

the other roayl residences are,
fontainebleau
compiegne
rambouillet
Saint-cloud(burnt to the ground, parc still exists, LOVELY!!!)
you can tour allof these,
although im not so sure about rambouillet!

Author:  Marquis [ Fri May 30, 2008 3:06 am ]
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why did the French court not travel from palace to palace like the English courts?

Author:  Comte de Provence [ Fri May 30, 2008 4:46 am ]
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oh but they did! all the time!
in the spring they went to saint- cloud
in the fall to fontainebleau
all fo the time marquis!
busy busy people!

Author:  baron de batz [ Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:13 pm ]
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Tomorrow I shall be visiting Vaux le Vicomte and Fontainebleau in the same day, dragging round a recalcitrant German client with me, who just wants to go to the café and sit down. I shall ignore this blatant lack of any cultural enlightenment and pretend she's not there, whilst of course saying the necesary platitudes to keep her happy. Ah how wonderful those Châteaux are and what stories and images they conjure up for such as us.....of Fouquet and his fateful party, of La Reine in her boudoir.

Author:  Lilly [ Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:23 am ]
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Vaux le Vicomte is on my list of things to do while in Paris! I'm imagining that party.........................it must have been spectacular!
A cruel twist of fate for Nicolas Fouquet.

I also think that Chenonceau is a most beautiful chateau - one can really get the sense of it being a home.

Author:  baron de batz [ Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:27 pm ]
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And it was...mainly to a few illustrious ladies....Catherine de Médicis and the "White Queen" in her mourning

Author:  Lilly [ Mon Sep 14, 2009 3:43 am ]
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And Diane de Poitier - she loved Chenonceau and was the King's mistress. It was taken away from her by a jealous Catherine de Medici when the King died.

Author:  Lilly [ Mon Sep 14, 2009 3:48 am ]
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Chenonceau

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Author:  Anouk [ Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:15 pm ]
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Beautiful! Did you take this photo yourself? :rainbow:

Author:  Lilly [ Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:29 pm ]
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Yes, I did. It was one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen.

Author:  Lilly [ Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:29 pm ]
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Petite Trianon

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Author:  Lilly [ Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:36 pm ]
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The Fountain of Appollo - Versailles

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Author:  Lilly [ Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:48 pm ]
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Latona Fountain - Versailles

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Author:  Lilly [ Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:55 pm ]
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Petit Trianon

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