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Hidden : 07/07/2014
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1 out of 5
Terrain:
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Geocache Description:

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Il n'est au départ qu'un modeste château construit par Louis XIII pour la chasse. C'est cet emplacement qui sera néanmoins choisi par Louis XIV pour construire le palais que nous connaissons aujourd'hui, symbole de l'absolutisme royal et incarnation de l'art classique français.

Dans les années 1670, Louis XIV fait notamment aménager les Grands Appartements du Roi et de la Reine. La réalisation la plus emblématique de ces espaces, lieux de parade et de réception par excellence, reste la galerie des Glaces imaginée par Mansart. Au siècle suivant, les agrandissements se poursuivent, avec notamment la construction de la Chapelle et de l’Opéra. Le Château compte aujourd’hui 63 154 m2 répartis en 2 300 pièces.

Si le Château perd sa vocation de siège officiel du pouvoir en 1789, il connaît au XIXe siècle une nouvelle destinée : devenir le Musée de l’Histoire de France, voulu par Louis-Philippe, monté sur le trône en 1830. De nombreuses salles du Château accueillent alors les nouvelles collections retraçant les grands événements de l'Histoire de France, enrichies jusqu’au début du XXe siècle.

 

English

In the 1670s Louis XIV built the Grand Apartments of the King and Queen, whose most emblematic achievement is the Hall of Mirrors designed by Mansart, where the king put on his most ostentatious display of royal power in order to impress visitors. The Chapel and Opera were built in the next century under Louis XV.

The château lost its standing as the official seat of power in 1789 but acquired a new role in the 19th century as the Museum of the History of France, which was founded at the behest of Louis-Philippe, who ascended to the throne in 1830. That is when many of the château’s rooms were taken over to house the new collections, which were added to until the early 20th century, tracing milestones in French history.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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