For the reopening of the crown princess’s apartment, the Palace of Versailles devotes an exhibition to Louis XV’s wide and Queen of France, Marie Leszczynska, starting April 16, 2019. Called “The taste of Marie Leszczynska” it offers visitors to discover the life of the unknown queen who highly influenced the fitting of the palace especially through “the creations of apartments” where she expresses her personal taste, “with regard to the fitting of her official and private apartments”.
A personality of the court who stayed 42 years in Versailles (it’s the queen who lived the longest at the palace) and who also influenced the arts and the artistic life of her time, especially through the many orders of paintings, tapestries and other furniture to artists and factories. All in all, about fifty paintings, sculptures and other art objects coming from the palace collections are displayed to art and history enthusiasts. An exhibition completed by several recent purchases.
But some apartments are not presented “in their historical arrangement”. They should be entirely refurbished in 2020, after the restoration of the crown prince’s apartment. No matter what, this exhibition is the occasion to dive into a part of the history of France that is as fascinating as instructive. Shall we go there, friends?
Château de Versailles
Entrée du château (plein tarif): €18
Ouvert dès le 16 avril 2019, du mardi au dimanche de 9h à 18h30