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Versailles was the seat of political power in the Kingdom of France from 1682, when King Louis XIV moved the royal court from Paris, until the royal family was forced to return to the capital in October 1789, within three months after the beginning of the French Revolution.
Versailles is therefore famous not only as a building, but as a symbol of the system of absolute monarchy of the Ancien Régime.
Accordingly, all materials that went into the construction and decoration of Versailles were manufactured in France.
Even the mirrors used in the decoration of the Hall of Mirrors were made in France.
While Venice in the 17th century had the monopoly on the manufacture of mirrors, Colbert succeeded in enticing a number of artisans from Venice to make the mirrors for Versailles.
1678–1715), two enormous wings north and south of the wings flanking the Cour Royale (Royal Courtyard) were added by the architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart.
Louis XIV visits the Gobelins with Colbert, 15 October 1667.
Tapestry from the series, "Histoire du roi" designed by Charles Le Brun and woven between 16.
The Royal Chapel of Versailles, located at the south end of the north wing, was begun by Mansart in 1688, and after his death in 1708 completed by his assistant Robert de Cotte in 1710.
One of the most baffling aspects to the study of Versailles is the cost – how much Louis XIV and his successors spent on Versailles.