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The King is dead!': Versailles livetweets 300th anniversary of the Sun King's death

Arts : Artdaily

To mark the 300th anniversary of the Sun King's death on Tuesday, the Palace of Versailles turned to modern-day town crier Twitter to relay his slow and agonising demise from gangrene. "Breaking News. Louis XIV passed away," the pal...

A Luxury Hotel to Open at France's Iconic Chateau de Versailles

Business & Finance : Forbes: Business

One of France’s greatest landmarks, the Sun King Louis XIV’s Chateau de Versailles is a veritable masterpiece of French classical art. Situated on the outskirts of Paris, the palace welcomes seven million visitors per year, making i...

At Versailles, a Darkly Comic Celebration of Louis XIV’s Death

Arts : Hyperallergic

VERSAILLES, France — In curator Béatrix Saule’s extensive exhibition Le Roi Est Mort (“The King Is Dead”), the Palace of Versailles is presenting a shaggy-dog narrative about the death of Louis XIV.

Exhibition looks back on the death, autopsy and funeral of France's King Louis XIV

Arts : Artdaily

The Public Institution of the Palace of Versailles is dedicating a major exhibition to commemorating the death of Louis XIV in Versailles 300 years ago, on 1st september 1715. The death of the king, both as a man and an institution,...

Alain Ducasse to Open Restaurant, Hotel at Palace of Versailles

Lifestyle / Food & Drink : Eater National

Sleep with the ghost of Louis XIV The reigning king of French cuisine is coming home to roost with the Sun King: Visitors from around the world will soon be able to stay and dine on the grounds of France's Palace of Versailles. Acco...


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