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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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149 words

City in n France, 16km (10mi) wsw of Paris, capital of Yvelines department. It is famous for its former royal

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The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre (2 ed.)

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2003
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
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Although there was a good deal of theatrical entertainment at the palace of Versailles under Louis XIV, there was no permanent theatre there and plays were given on temporary stages ... More
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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
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224 words

A hunting‐lodge and then a modest château in the reign of Louis XIII, Versailles became one of the main

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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2003
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Art & Architecture
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834 words

The first royal building at Versailles, about 30 km (20 miles) from Paris, was a hunting lodge designed by Philibert

Versailles

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Gretchen Elizabeth Smith

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
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245 words

Originally built as a hunting retreat by Louis XIII, this modest country house was completely redesigned and landscaped by order of ...

Versailles, Château de

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Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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2006
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Society and culture, Lifestyle, Home, and garden, Art & Architecture
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Versailles, Yvelines, France. The history and legends of Versailles make it very hard to react to it simply as a landscape. The chateau, its gardens, and ancillary buildings have a ... More
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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

a palace built for Louis XIV near the town of Versailles, south-west of Paris. It was built around a château belonging to ...

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