Palace of Versailles

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Noun1.Palace of Versailles - a palace built in the 17th century for Louis XIV southwest of Paris near the city of VersaillesPalace of Versailles - a palace built in the 17th century for Louis XIV southwest of Paris near the city of Versailles
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
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One of these series comprised eight emperors' busts with onyx or jasper mantles, seven of which, at the rime of Mr Garcia's purchase, were in the Galerie des Glaces at Versailles.
Some of the prince's plans for the Hotel Lambert had been praised, including restoration work on the celebrated "Gallery of Hercules" by Charles Le Brun, the same artist who painted the spectacular Galerie des Glaces at the Versailles Palace.
The palace, famous both as a building and as a symbol of the absolute monarchy that Louis XIV espoused, boasts the Grand Trianon and Marie-Antoinette's estate as well as the shimmering Hall of Mirrors, or Galerie des Glaces.