Search icone
Search and publish your papers

The short-lived decorations and installations set up during the parties given by Louis XIV in Versailles

Or download with : a doc exchange

About the author

Level
General public

About the document

Published date
Language
documents in English
Format
Word
Type
case study
Pages
10 pages
Level
General public
Accessed
0 times
Validated by
Committee Oboolo.com
0 Comment
Rate this document
  1. Introduction
  2. Sources
  3. Introduction of the parties in Versailles
  4. The Pleasures of the Enchanted Isle
  5. 1674 : The Divertissements of Versailles
  6. Conclusion

In 1661 Louis XIV decided to spend more and more time at Versailles, the former hunting lodge of his father, the King Louis XII. However, and in spite of the begun works, the interior of the Palace remained too small for the parties. In that way the parties were given in the garden, masterfully ordered and decorated by André Le Nôtre.

Indeed, the parties, beyond being a divertissement, were political moments where the King celebrated or demonstrated his recent choices or victories.
So the party of 1664 was dedicated to the beginning of the works on the Palace and in the garden, to Louise de La Vallière the mistress of the King and to the trial of Fouquet. The party of 1668 was dedicated to the treaty of Aix-La-Chapelle (the end of the war of Devolution against Spain), to the Marquise of Montespan the new mistress of the King and to the extension and new fountains of the park.

The party of 1674 was dedicated to the triumph of the Marquise of Montespan, to the second conquest of the Franche-Comté and to the completion of the park of Versailles.

Top sold for modern history

Critical analysis of the letter collection of Einhard

 History & geography   |  Modern history   |  Presentation   |  09/29/2010   |   .doc   |   4 pages

The American Revolution: who was more to blame; the British or the American agitators

 History & geography   |  Modern history   |  School essay   |  01/30/2017   |   .doc   |   2 pages

Recent documents in modern history category

Anglo-American relations - The close relationship (1964-1979)

 History & geography   |  Modern history   |  Presentation   |  11/15/2018   |   .doc   |   7 pages

The growth, development, and changes in American society after the Civil War

 History & geography   |  Modern history   |  Presentation   |  10/22/2018   |   .doc   |   3 pages