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The King's Animals Palace of Versailles

Oct 12, 2021 — Feb 13, 2022

Come and discover the relationships between humans and all the pets, wild and exotic animals who made it into the Court of Versailles. They're all here, from the ones that were studied and collected, to the animals once used as political attributes and symbols of power.

The Palace of Versailles, under the reign of Louis XIV, came with a packed Royal Menagerie, which the Sun King had...

Come and discover the relationships between humans and all the pets, wild and exotic animals who made it into the Court of Versailles. They're all here, from the ones that were studied and collected, to the animals once used as political attributes and symbols of power.

The Palace of Versailles, under the reign of Louis XIV, came with a packed Royal Menagerie, which the Sun King had built near the Grand Canal. The rarest and most exotic animals – from the coati to the couagga (a small South African horse), from the cassowary to the crowned crane (nicknamed "the royal bird") – came together here and formed an extraordinary collection, which became a huge inspiration for the artists of the time.

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This luxurious 17th-century French palace is a masterclass in excess. It has hundreds of acres of magnificently landscaped gardens, more than 2,300 rooms, a large collection of French Renaissance art, an opera house, and a 75-meter-long hall of mirrors lined with priceless statues and busts. There are no half-measures in its conception or execution – it even has more than 1,200 fireplaces!

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