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  • Go and gaze upon all the paintings of Europe, and where will you find such a gallery of living and breathing commotion on canvas, as in that triumphal hall at Versailles; where the beholder fights his way, pell-mell, through the consecutive great battles of France; where every sword seems a flash of the Northern Lights, and the successive armed kings and Emperors dash by, like a charge of crowned centaurs?

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  • Today, Versailles is one of France’s most popular tourist attractions.
  • After the revolution, Versailles was used as a repository for state-owned art treasures.

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