The veins and arteries spouted up such a prodigious quantity of blood, and so high in the air, that the great jet d’eau at Versailles was not equal to it for the time it lasted: and the head, when it fell on the scaffold floor, gave such a bounce as made me start, although I was at least half an English mile distant.
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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.