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  Grand Trianon - The Cotelle Gallery.
by breughel

This very beautiful gallery, 52 m long and 7 m broad, ends the right wing of the Grand Trianon palace and leads towards Trianon-sous-Bois (not visited).
The building shelters the flower beds from the northern wind.
The gallery contains the collection of 21 paintings of the painter Jean Cotelle carried out about 1690 at the request of the King Louis XIV. These paintings describe the gardens of Trianon and Versailles such as they were at the time of the king.
They are historical documents which served for the recent restoration of the gardens of Versailles.
They were replaced by other paintings under Napoleon but found again their place in the gallery in 1913.
Remarkable are also the 5 Empire crystal chandeliers with 24 lights which came from the crystal manufacture of Montcenis.
In the niches there are sculptures of Lespingola representing children.
Louis-Philippe transformed the gallery into dining room.

This use of this beautiful gallery is still actual. The Cotelle Gallery can be rented for private events and can contain 200 people.
This would be a fine place for a next international VT meeting on condition of finding a very generous sponsor!

Address: Versailles, Grand Trianon.
Phone: +33 1 30 83 78 00
Website: http://www.chateauversailles.fr/

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  • Updated Dec 15, 2013
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Dec 15, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Yes, I'm sure we would need a very generous sponsor to hold a VT meeting here!


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