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Restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris: between hope and anguish

Slowdown in the work to put in place security measures, gloom of the men working on the site, uncertainty about the solidity of certain weakened structures, approach of winter and decision to reopen the building for worship: there are many questions six months after the fire that ravaged Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. The slowdown of […]

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Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa: Stolen from the Louvre in 1911 by Vincenzo Peruggia

Twenty-six hours passed before anyone noticed that the Mona Lisa had disappeared. Leonardo da Vinci’s painting of a 16th-century Florentine noblewoman with an enigmatic smile is one of the most recognized images in the world. Singer Nat “King” Cole celebrated it in a 1950 pop hit. Cartoonists parodied it. Dadaist artist Marcel Duchamp scandalized the […]

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The opulent Palace of Versailles will soon house a luxury hotel on its premises

Palaces have always fascinated travelers, and here is one of the grandest and most popular of all. The Palace of Versailles, or Palace of Versailles, will now house a luxury hotel by spring 2020. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Palace of Versailles is a symbol of opulence, dating back to the 17th […]

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Sotheby’s: Notre Dame de Paris by Vincent Chevalier, circa 1840

Sotheby’s will sell on November 8 in Paris one of the first daguerreotype views of Notre-Dame de Parismade in 1840 by Vincent Chevalier just one year after the public announcement by François Arago of the discovery of the photograph (estimate: €50,000-70,000). Preserved for more than twenty years in the same collection, this photograph was taken […]

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Can you stay inside the Palace of Versailles? Book from spring 2020

King Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette meander the bends of shrubbery in the gardens of Versailles when suddenly an echo is heard from the Grove of the Girandole. “Did you just hear that?” the king asks his wife. “Yes. Something like ‘bring some cakes’?” She answers. But the sound gets louder and louder, and soon five […]

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The reconstruction of Notre-Dame de Paris is likely to be much more difficult than expected

Six months after the fire of April 15 which ravaged the roof of the 13th century Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral and overturned its spire, the reconstruction process promises to be much more complex than expected. One day after the fire who marked Notre-Dame, President Emmanuel Macron addressed a nation shocked by the damage to one […]

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From the Palace of the Popes in Avignon to Notre-Dame in Paris; French urban bees have their day

As the roof of Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral fell in flames last April, many focused on the tragedy of losing part of one of the world’s best-known historical monuments. Some, however, quickly turned their attention to 200,000 bees living in hives on its roof wondering if they would survive. It’s a growing trend to take […]

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Opening of a new luxury hotel at the Palace of Versailles

You will soon be able to spend a luxurious night in the most famous palace in France The Palace of Versailles is quite a sight to behold, and soon a new luxury hotel will open on the grounds of the castle. If you’ve ever visited France, chances are you’ve ventured to the suburbs of Paris […]

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Palace of Versailles VR lets you virtually explore the historic castle

Today, for the sake of accessibility, more and more museums are putting their collections online. While most institutions choose to simply digitize and catalog photographs of their objects, some go beyond that by offering virtual tours of their premises and clickable exhibits. The latest site to take this technologically impressive route is the Palace of […]

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A new application offers a VR experience of the Palace of Versailles

A new application offers a VR experience of the Palace of Versailles To share To share Facebook Twitter pinterest WhatsApp To post Or https://www.archdaily.com/925960/une-nouvelle-application-offre-une-experience-vr-du-chateau-de-versailles A new application takes visitors into the virtual world of the Palace of Versailles. A first on the cultural scene, the VR application offers a detailed visit of the Grand Royal […]

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Google and the Palace of Versailles launch a virtual reality castle tour experience – News

(France Media Agency) ● Thu, October 3, 2019 2019-10-03 09:07 870 43c48a2ddad3c738da9daa2a51115385 2 News Google,Château-de-Versailles,virtual-reality,travel,tourism,destination Free In partnership with the Palace of Versailles, Google Arts and Culture has created a VR application for virtual reality headsets that allows users to visit the former royal residence. On September 30, the President of the Palace of Versailles […]

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A new hotel opens its doors at the Palace of Versailles

A bedroom worthy of the royal family in 18th century France. Engraving/illustration taken from the book “Le XVIIIe … [+] Century: France 1700-1789″, published in 1876. Getty Who wouldn’t want to spend the night in the most spectacular palace in France? the Castle of Versailles is one of France’s most iconic tourist attractions, and soon […]

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Google’s Palace of Versailles VR Tour Welcomes Virtual Visitors

Google has created a virtual reality tour of the Castle of Versaillesallowing people to explore the architecture, artwork and history of the former residence of French royalty wherever they are in the world. The Versailles: the castle is yours The exhibition takes visitors on a tour of the rooms, including the Grand Royal Apartments, the […]