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Explore online the Palace of Versailles

Explore online the Palace of Versailles, the unrivalled estate that was the centre of Fench monarchical power. Get lost in the Hall of Mirrors, visit Louis the XIV's lavish bedrooms, wander in the stylish Garden or discover Marie-Antoinette Hamlet - a place where the Queen used to "seek refuge in peasant life".

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Patrick Chamoiseau with Nadine Gordimer during the French Season in South Africa

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