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Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles
WHSPalace and Park of Versailles
State PartyFrance
Criteriai, ii, vi
LocmapinFrance Île-de-France

Palace of Versailles

Header1Statistical Information on the Palace of Versailles
Label3Floor space
Data367,000 m2
Label4Number of windows
Label5Number of rooms
Label7Paintings in the museum’s collection
Label8Drawings in museum’s collection
Label9Engravings in museum’s collection
Label10Sculptures in museum’s collection
Label11Pieces of furniture and objets d’art
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The Palace of Versailles (c-eniconvɛərˈsaɪ or c-envərˈsaɪ; -frvɛʁˈsajlang), or simply Versailles, is a royal château in Versailles in the Île-de-France region of France. In French it is the Château de Versailles.

When the château was built, Versailles was a country village; today, however, it is a suburb of Paris, some twenty kilometres southwest of the French capital. The court of Versailles was the center of political power in France from 1682, when Louis XIV moved from Paris, until the royal family was forced to return to the capital in October 1789 after the beginning of the French Revolution. Versailles is therefore famous not only as a building, but as a symbol of the system of absolute monarchy of the Ancien Régime.

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Ambani, his wife and three children have moved into the building which is named Antilia, after a mythical Island. It contains a health club with a gym and dance studio, at least one studio, a ballroom, guestrooms and a range of lounges and a 50 seater cinema. There is even an elevated garden with ceiling space to accommodate small trees. The roof has three helicopter pads and there is also underground parking for 160 cars, which will come in handy for guests at Ambani's forthcoming housewarming party. From the top floors of the 173m high property are spectacular views of Mumbai and of the Arabian Sea. The 53 year-old tycoon is not only the richest man in India but the fourth richest man in the world. In total there is reported to be 37000 square metres of space, which is more than the Palace of Versailles. To keep it running smoothly requires 600 staff. According to Forbes magazine Ambani, who owns much of Reliance Industries, the oil, retail and biotechnologies conglomerate, is worth £18bn. He used to help run the company before falling out with his brother. The glass, steel and tiles used to make the building are reported to be from local sources. Ambani does not appear to be influenced by calls by the Indian prime minister, Manmohan Singh, for business leaders to be "role models of moderation".
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Hi. I'm Doug Patt and this is So you want to be an architect, Part 4. What does an architect use? Aside from the wide variety of items an architect uses to physically create the drawings, specifications, models, and paperwork necessary to make buildings the architect uses elements of style to create buildings. Narrowed from a gamut of items I believe you could say the elements of style, when it comes to buildings are scale, form, complexity, and material. Lets look at examples of each. Much has been made throughout the history of art and architecture over proportion from DaVincis canon of proportions to Le Corbusiers modular man. How buildings reflect & accommodate human scale is a key component of architects work. From the beginning architects like Palladio used ratio and proportion found in nature to create harmonious buildings. From Frank Lloyd Wrights cozy interiors to the grand palace of Versailles. to the Hancock skyscraper of Boston who's scale overwhelms the famous trinity church but was designed to reflect it's beauty nonetheless building can be scaled to the human figure or scaled in a more ambiguous manner. Ambiguity is key for Jean Nouvels Arab world institute where the elements of the elevation make scale extraordinarily vague. So scale is one way architects relate a building to the user. In the last few decades architecture has increasingly been able to take advantage of advanced technologies that have allowed them to build with incredible freedom of form <b>...</b>
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Live at Tokyo JCB Hall 4.30.2010 Taken from Destiny-The Lovers- Type A DVD I will upload rest of the live clips to my other channel: BlueRoseOrchestra
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Touring the great Palace and gardens.
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The most epic song composed by Kamijo thus far. Other one being The Love from a Dead Orchestra and also Princess by Hizaki! Live at Tokyo JCB Hall on 4.30.2010. Taken from Destiny -The Lovers- Type A DVD
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This is a model I made for a Hard Surface and Organic Modeling class. Obviously nothing organic, but architectural's all there. I'm missing the statues obviously because those would take forever and a day to do and this was my final. I got an A for it! ^_^
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Trônes en Majesté, nouvelle exposition au château de Versailles du 1er mars au 19 juin 2011. Thrones in Majesty, new exhibition at the Palace of Versailles from 1er March to 19 June 2011. © Château de Versailles, 2011
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Château de Versailles is truly an architectural masterpiece. It is arguably one of the very finest royal palaces ever to be built. For more info on Chaeau de Versailles, France, visit: "..The identity Château de Versailles is closely linked to the city surrounding it; Versailles. Not surprisingly, the city is what gave the Château de Versailles its name in the first place. When the château was built, Versailles was a mere country village. Today, it is a small city and one of France's most popular tourist destinations. The palace has housed the royal court several times, and is therefore not only famous as a building, but also as a symbol of the system of absolute monarchy." For more great video and audio guides from the world's most interesting places, check out has three purposes. The first is to be a source of inspiration for your next trip or simply to dream yourself away. Once you have chosen where to go, serves as an aid in planning your journey and deciding what to see. Last but not least, our Audioguides are meant to accompany you on your trip to provide valuable information once you are on-site at your destination. All this provided to you without any cost at all - Enjoy!
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The sites, history, and story behind the Palace of Versailles, outside Paris, France. For more information, as well as other travel stories and advice, come visit my website at
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Korea Times--Its floor space, larger than the -Palace of Versailles-'. And its off-street parking, a 160-car underground garage. If the street traffic is bad, ... - Date : Mon, 18 Oct 2010 07:27:32 GMT+00:00
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New Zealand Herald---...- named Antilla after a mythical island in the Atlantic, has a floor space of 37160sq m - far more than Louis XIV's -palace- at -Versailles-. ... - Date : Sun, 17 Oct 2010 19:23:16 GMT+00:00
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PR Newswire UK (press release)--For the -Palace of Versailles-, this innovation is part of the Versailles Digital Project (Grand Versailles Numérique, GVN). Established in 2005, the aim of ... - Date : Wed, 06 Oct 2010 08:36:45 GMT+00:00

style="background:white; color:black"|Plans of the evolution of Versailles'
Louis XIV : Fourth building campaign
The palace in 1674 The palace in 1674 The palace in 1680

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Contemporary Versailles :
Contemporary Versailles :
“Garden façade of the Palace of Versailles”, ca. 1675. Shown is the terrace that was later to become part of the Hall of Mirrors. “View of the château de Versailles as seen from the Place d’Armes, 1722”, ca. 1722, by Pierre-Denis Martin. This was how Versailles looked at the end of Louis XIV’s fourth building campaign.

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Contemporary Versailles :
“The Signing of Peace in the Hall of Mirrors, Versailles, 28 June 1919” by Sir William Orpen, KBE. The Queen's bedchamber. There is a barely discernible door' in the corner near the jewel cabinet by Schwerdfeger (1787) through which Marie Antoinette escaped the night of 5/6 October 1789 when the Paris mob stormed Versailles.

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Île-de-France|Île-de-France |
Parisian basinAmiens Cathedral * Belfries of Belgium and Franceup|2 * Bourges Cathedral * Cathedral of Chartres * Cathedral of Notre-Dame, former Abbey of Saint-Remi and Palace of Tau, Reims * Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay * Fortifications of Vaubanup|1 * Le Havre * Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnesup|1 * Mont Saint-Michel and its Bayup|1 * Routes of Santiago de Compostelaup|1 * Vézelay Church and Hill
Nord-Pas-de-CalaisBelfries of Belgium and Franceup|2 * Fortifications of Vaubanup|1
EastFortifications of Vaubanup|1 * Great Saltworks of Salins-les-Bains and Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans * Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière and Place d'Alliance, Nancy * Strasbourg - Grande Île
WestAbbey Church of Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe * Fortifications of Vaubanup|1 * Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnesup|1 * Mont Saint-Michel and its Bayup|1 * Routes of Santiago de Compostelaup|1
South WestBordeaux * Canal du Midiup|1 * Fortifications of Vaubanup|1 * Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley * Pyrénées - Mont Perduup|3 * Routes of Santiago de Compostelaup|1 * Saint-Émilion
Centre EastLyon * Routes of Santiago de Compostelaup|1
MediterraneanArles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments * Canal du Midiup|1 * Carcassonne * Fortifications of Vaubanup|1 * Gulf of Porto (Calanches de Piana * Gulf of Girolata * Scandola Reserve) * Papal Palace, Episcopal Ensemble and Avignon Bridge, Avignon * Pont du Gard * Roman Theatre and its Surroundings and Triumphal Arch of Orange * Routes of Santiago de Compostelaup|1
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