Thursday, February 24, 2011

Le Château de Versailles #4

The hall of mirrors or Grand Gallery served as passageway and a waiting and meeting place, frequented by courtiers and the visiting public. It was only used for ceremonies on ecceptional occasions, when sovereigns wanted to lend splendour to diplomatic receptions or distractions on the occasion of princely weddings. It was also here that the treaty of Versailles was signed on 28th June 1919 which sealed the end of the First World War.

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