From lush gardens to gilded ceilings, this palace near Paris is fit for a king. Few palaces rival France’s Château de Versailles for sheer opulence. Located on the outskirts of Paris, this former home
The royal families of the past – like those of the present – were fond of their countryside getaways. These lavish retreats provided an escape from the city and the summer heat, a place for diversions
King of the World: The Life of Louis XIV Philip Mansel I was flicking through an old copy of The Spectator the other day, one of the issues containing contributors’ ‘Christmas Books’, and there was a of
The Palace of Versailles is synonymous with spectacle. The first was a six-day-long extravaganza (Baby whales! Fireworks! The première of Molière’s “Tartuffe”!) hosted by Louis XIV, in 1664. Times change,
IN MY HOUSE, the fastest way to torpedo a perfectly good Friday night is to reach for the remote control without a plan. I’ll start by staring down the offerings on Netflix, a digital Hydra that sprouts
A costume party at the Palace of Versailles gave 630 guests the chance to realise their 18th-century dreams on Monday night. The annual event attracts lovers of fashion and history alike from across the
VERSAILLES, France (Reuters) - Hundreds of guests donned soaring wigs and elaborate 18th-century dress to indulge their royal fantasies at a ball at the Palace of Versailles on Monday, themed around one
"Notes on 'Camp'" in the Partisan Review in 1964. "Camp is a vision of the world in terms of style – but a particular kind of style," she wrote. "It is the love of the exaggerated, the 'off,' of things-being-what-they-are-not."