Palace of Versailles - Room Names & Ceiling Paintings (Paris - France)

Continuing from my last post where I wrote all about King's State Apartments of my Versailles tour. Next is the War-Drawing Room. Then there is a Peace-Drawing Room. Both of these are perfectly in symmetry. The walls of this room are entirely sheathed with marbles and other precious and semi precious stones and metals.
 
The next is the fantastic Hall of Mirrors. This is beautiful inside & outside. Filled with exquisite paintings and sculptures and delicate crystal chandeliers too!!! When you're here don't miss looking at the Palace of Versailles Gardens through the windows! On the side of this room is the Bull’s Eye Room. It gets its name from the window atop. This is oval in shape and is attached to the ceiling. This room is essentially a waiting room for the courtiers before they get the permission into the King’s bedroom. 

You should have guessed what room could follow it now! Yeah – King’s Bedroom!!! This was his room from 1701 to 1715 when he died. And the traditional ceremonies of his rising and going back to bed took place in this room!!! Again, if I were to get this bed, I’d never sleep on it and just preserve it as a showpiece!!!!! This painting here depicts Louis XV giving peace to Europe painted by Francois Lamoyne in 1729.
 
The next room in the Queen’s Noble Salon. This is one of the 4 rooms in Queen's Apartment. This was originally the antechamber of Queen Marie-Therese. Then this room became the Grand Cabinet. The ceiling of this room has Mercury surrounded by Arts and Sciences painted by Michel II Corneille. There is a portrait of Louis XV here in this room in royal array. The furniture in this room was commissioned for Marie Antoinette from Jean Henry Riesener in 1786. The carpet below is the Savonnerie Carpet woven under Louis XIV.

Following this was the Guard Room. As the name denotes this is the room of the guard of the Queen in 1680. On the ceiling of this room is decorated with Jupiter along with Justice and Piety. Over the fireplace in this room is the painting of the Sacrifice to Jupiter. The other painting in this room is The Childhood of Jupiter in Mount Ida.
 
After this room I proceeded to the most important room – The Coronation Room. This room has the famous painting of the Coronation of Napoleon. This denotes Empress Josephine being crowned in Notre Dame of Paris on 2nd Dec 1804 painted by Jacques Louis David. This is a zoomed in image of Empress Josephine, King Napoleon, and the Pope. I just love her long robe. Seems to have been embroidered in the best of the silks available.
The other painting in this room is of the Army taking oath of allegiance to Napoleon after the distribution of Eagles in Champs de Mars. The other painting in the room is the Battle of Aboukir. In this huge painting I spotted out this particular person in the battle. He looks like an Indian, esp. a Rajput. Also I could spot an African too in this painting. I do not the specifications behind this painting or the identity of them, but unquestionably they are Indian & African soldiers. This was painted by Antoine Jean Gros in 1806.

This room had, what should be a few hundreds of portraits of several royal family members. The year 1792 is important as it denotes French Revolution when on 10th Aug 1792, the monarchy fell...

GALLERY OF GREAT BATTLES - PALACE OF VERSAILLES
This is the very last room I visited. It is 120m long room, a very long gallery that has 30+ portraits of various military successes of French monarchy!

Palace of Versailles Room 1792

Virtual Tour of Palace of Versailles Pinterest Ceiling Paintings & rooms of Chateau de Versailles Pinterest
 
PALACE OF VERSAILLES TRAVELOGUE:
 Part 1Part 2

On Google Maps - Palace of Versailles
Nearest Paris metro/railway station: Gare de Versailles Chateau Rive Gauche
It comes under Zone 4 of Paris Metro/RER. Your Paris Metro Pass zones 1-5 would include this station.
Its connected by RER C line which connects directly from Notre-Dame Cathedral, Musee d'Orsay and Eiffel Tower.

PALACE OF VERSAILLES TICKETS (prices updated on July 2020)
It is advisable to buy it online to avoid super queues.
€ 27 - Incl. Palace entry & musical fountain show in Garden for 1 day
€ 30 - Incl. Palace entry & musical fountain show in Garden for 2 days
€ 18 - Incl. Palace entry without musical fountain show in Garden
Free entry to Versailles Palace for all under 18 yrs of age (and EU residents under 26 yrs of age)!
Also Paris Museum pass ensures free entry to Versailles Palace excl. musical fountains
Also first Sunday of every month from Nov-Mar have free entry to Versailles Palace excl. musical fountains.
Even if you can get free entry, it is better to book the timed-slot online to avoid queues. 

Palace - Tue-Sun - 9:00AM to 6:30PM (last admission 5:30PM)
Park - All days - 7:00AM to 8:30PM

Bhushavali

An ardent traveler by passion. I am a wanderlust.. Read more about me here.

17 comments:

  1. It looks like you went everywhere in Paris. The pictures of the palace are beautiful, especially the chandeliers. How people lived!

    Great trip, it must quite an experience. Especially for the designer in you.

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  2. Hi Friend! So you did iy all; including the Galleries... ;) Great pictures!

    Blogtrotter 2 is waiting for you in Haiti, now at Malfini Beach. Enjoy and have a great time!!

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  3. Great pics.. nee sonna mari.. andha mari oru bed irundha :P thookame varadhu enaku :P kekekeke... nice pics... lovely.. :):)

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  4. The sheer beauty of these places makes them a must visit ,Paris is more likely the places i might go especially thanks to your beautiful descriptions :)

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  5. Truly the pictures are King Size..good one

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  6. France is beautiful; thanks for showing it with your lens :)

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  7. Beautiful!!!!!Fabulous!!!!!! Thanks A Lot For Sharing :) :)

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  8. "Only" window shopping Mitr.?? I'm impressed at your restraint.
    Thanks for posting this.{:)

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  9. @Ocean Gal,
    Yeah.. The kings had lived a too luxurious life.. Unimaginable!!!

    @GMG,
    :) Thanks sweet heart.. :)

    @Sow,
    Yup di... Can't sleep on 'THAT' bed!!! Lolz.. :)

    @Sathish,
    Wherever you go, go to the places less travelled. You'll enjoy the place for what it is actually!!!

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  10. @Hi Deepa,
    Welcome to my blog.. Thanks dear for dropping by n commenting.. So drop in often.. :)

    @Bhavesh,
    U r welcome honey.. :)

    @Creativity,
    U r welcome sweety.. :)

    @Roy,
    My sweet heart!!! :)
    This last pic is esp. for you for the question you posted... U r welcome dear.. :)

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  11. Very impressive place. Lucky you are, to have the chance to visit this palace!! Have a great day my dear friend.

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  12. @Phivos,
    Thanks dear... I am indeed lucky to have been to such a beautiful city - Paris..

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  13. Your palace in France, my chief's palace in an African village -- okay not the same. But hey, I had lunch with the chief in mine! ;) Great pictures!

    Here's my African palace tale:

    http://lifeintheexpatlane.blogspot.com/2010/03/expat-adventure-lunch-at-palace.html

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  14. Wonderful palace. Each room in the palace is beautiful and unique.

    Tomb of Tansen, Gwalior

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  15. Amazing shots! Enjoyed seeing them.

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  16. Wonderful shots!!!
    I love it always to visit France :-)
    Thanks for sharing.

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  17. @Miss Footloose,
    You're lucky to have lunch with the chief. Thanks.. :)

    @Rajesh,
    Yeah.. It was a wonderful experience to be there.

    @Indrani,
    Thanks dear.. :)

    @Anya,
    Thanks sweetheart...

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