Life on the estate. Restoration work on the King's Private Chamber is now underway. Restoration of the room, supported by Rolex France, had become essential. The project aims to restore this masterpiece of Rococo art to its former glory, while preserving and showcasing all its authenticity with the greatest care. Initially a billiards room, it was turned into a paintings room by Jules Hardouin-Mansart to house the collection belonging to Louis XIV.
The sad tale of the Kim/Kanye Versailles wedding that we'll never see
The sad tale of the Kim/Kanye Versailles wedding that we'll never see | Celebrity | The Guardian
The reign of Louis XVI , the final Bourbon king of France, was a varied and eventful one, but when we think of him and his queen Marie Antoinette , certain associations inevitably pop into our minds. Yet, this tidbit of misinformation has defined her for generations. History is made by people — people who have likes and dislikes, who love and hate, who possess virtues as well as flaws. Kings and queens, living on a large stage, experience more spectacular successes and more dramatic failures than most of us, but ultimately they are just people.
The King's Private Chamber to be restored to its former glory
I f there is one thing the Palace of Versailles simply will not abide, it is conspicuous excess and flamboyance bordering on the grotesque. What a relief, then, to find the chateau's official Twitter account feeling the need to clear up a damaging misapprehension this week. Ever since the engagement was announced between Miss Kimberley Kardashian and Mr Kanye West, there has been speculation as to the sort of venue that could possibly do justice to the couple's wedding. After all, Kim's last splicing took place at one of the classic mansions of Ancien Regime California parts of the property are said to date all the way back to — to say nothing of the fact that the event was televised over two episodes of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, and coincided with a new fragrance launch for the reality Sun Queen.
During her childhood, one of her mother's acquaintances possibly briefly a lover , Monsieur Billiard-Dumonceaux, and possibly father of Jeanne's half-brother Claude who died in infancy when only ten months old took both Anne and three-year-old Jeanne into his care when they traveled from Vaucouleurs to Paris and installed Anne as a cook in his Italian mistress's household. Dumonceaux funded Jeanette's education at the Couvent convent de Saint-Aure. At the age of fifteen, Jeanne left the convent, for she had "come of age". Jeanne had to find some sort of income to help herself live, and thus traveled the dingy streets of Paris carrying a box full of trinkets for sale. Over time she worked at different occupations; she was first offered a post as assistant to a young hairdresser named Lametz; Jeanne had a brief relationship with him that may have produced a daughter, although it is highly improbable.