The Palace of Versailles, or simply Versailles (English /vɛərˈsaɪ/vair-SY or /vərˈsaɪ/vər-SY; French:[vɛʁsaj]), is a royal château in Versailles in the Île-de-France region of France. It is also known as the château de Versailles.
When the château was built, Versailles was a country village; today, however, it is a wealthy suburb of Paris, some 20 kilometres southwest of the French capital. The court of Versailles was the centre of political power in France from 1682, when Louis XIV moved from Paris, until the royal family was forced to return to the capital in October 1789 after the beginning of the French Revolution. Versailles is therefore famous not only as a building, but as a symbol of the system of absolute monarchy of the Ancien Régime.
Begun by Louis XIII in 1623, the château began as a hunting lodge in brick and stone. It was enlarged into a royal palace by Louis XIV. The first phase of the expansion (c. 1661–1678) was designed and supervised by the architect Louis Le Vau. It culminated in the addition of three new wings of stone (the enveloppe), which surrounded Louis XIII's original building on the north, south, and west (the garden side). After Le Vau's death in 1670, the work was taken over and completed by his assistant, François d'Orbay.Charles Le Brun designed and supervised the elaborate interior decoration, and André Le Nôtre landscaped the extensive Gardens of Versailles. Le Brun and Le Nôtre collaborated on the numerous fountains, and Le Brun supervised the design and installation of countless statues.
Versailles is a Franco-Canadian historical television series about the construction of Versailles Palace during the reign of Louis XIV that premiered on November 16, 2015 on Canal +. A second season was already ordered ahead of the premiere. Filming for the second season will begin in January 2016 and its story will take place four years after that of the first season.
Versailles, 1667. Haunted by the trauma of the Fronde as the nobles of his court begin to rebel against the monarchy, Louis XIV (George Blagden) in his 28th year in a Machiavellian political move decides to make the nobility submit by imposing a definite move of the court from Paris to Versailles, his father's former hunting lodge. Trapped by their king's "invitation", the nobles of Paris gradually come to see the castle as a gilded prison and soon even the most humble courtiers of the king begin to show their viciousness as the alcoves of secrets, politics and war are maneuvered through, revealing Versailles in all its glory and brutality.
The highest-ranking officer on North Strabane’s police force is now Lt ... Hughes graduated from the police academy in 1992 and began his career as a part-time police officer in his hometown of NorthVersailles. He moved to Duquesne, became a school resource officer and, in 2000, ...
Versailles, France, (APP - UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 27th Sep, 2022 ) .A fifth man has been taken into police custody following the brutal attack on French footballer Kheira Hamraoui, the prosecutor's office told AFP on Tuesday.
... spotted driving a dirt bike illegally in NorthVersailles Monday. In addition to the original charges of burglary, theft and criminal mischief, Michael Moffett, 33, was charged by North Versailles police with attempting to elude officers and reckless driving, among other charges.
Four men who were arrested in connection with the incident accused Diallo of having orchestrated the hit in a bid to take Hamraoui's spot in the PSG team, the Versailles prosecutor's office said in a statement. Excerpts from a new report from Versailles judicial police published ...
Hamraoui was attacked last November following an evening out with her former PSG teammate Aminata Diallo and other teammates ... 4, 2021 ... Reports ... Diallo was arrested on Friday morning and accused by the quartet of having set up the attack on her teammate in a bid to take her spot in the PSG team, the Versailles prosecutor’s office said in a statement ... .
Versailles - A former France and Paris Saint-Germain player was placed in pre-trial detention Friday, charged ... Aminata Diallo, 27, was detained Friday evening at the behest of the prosecutor's office in Versailles, near Paris, after police arrested her and took her into custody.
Former Paris Saint-Germain player Aminata Diallo has reportedly been re-arrested after being involved in an attack on her teammate. It is the second time she has been arrested for her involvement in an attack on teammate Kheira Hamraoui ...Versailles prosecutor’s office has confirmed that Diallo has been taken into custody ... “I was screaming in pain ... .
Diallo was arrested on Friday morning and accused by the quartet of having set up the attack on her teammate in a bid to take her spot in the PSG team, the Versailles prosecutor’s office said in a statement.
see also. Soccer star Aminata Diallo arrested for allegedly orchestrating attack on PSG teammate Kheira Hamraoui ... Hamraoui, 32, was left bloodied and bruised by the Nov ... Quoting the Versailles prosecutor’s office, the Journal Du Dimanche reported that Diallo was arrested on Friday morning and is suspected of having set up the attack on her teammate.
Hamraoui was attacked last November following an evening out with her former PSG teammate Aminata Diallo and other teammates ... 4, 2021 ... Diallo was arrested on Friday morning and accused by the quartet of having set up the attack on her teammate in a bid to take her spot in the PSG team, the Versailles prosecutor’s office said in a statement ... ___.
On Friday, however, the prosecutor’s office in Versailles confirmed that Diallo is being investigated once more on charges of serious bodily harm and is in temporary police custody while awaiting a court hearing about her pretrial detention ... the prosecutor's office.
Former Paris St Germain women's midfielder Aminata Diallo has been placed under formal investigation and is being detained by police linked to an attack on one of her team-mates, the Versailles prosecutor's office said on Friday ... to the incident, the prosecutor's office said.