Tag Archives: Jules Hardouin-Mansart

Grande Singerie

Recently on the French news there was a story about the 180 million Euros of restoration work going on at the Domaine de Chantilly, which is an easy day-trip from Paris. So easy, in fact, that I can’t imagine why I … Continue reading

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S’attribuer le mérite

French baroque architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart was born on April 16, 1646. He was the chief architect to Louis XIV for whom he expanded Versailles from a hunting lodge to a testament to the power of the Sun King.  In Paris, … Continue reading

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