As I had nothing more to do at Versailles, I went to Auteuil, and gained all the information I could.
I concluded that he was going to Versailles, and I was not deceived.
Then he became alarmed, and dared not stay any longer at Nimes, so he solicited a change of residence, and, as he was in reality very influential, he was nominated to Versailles.
I was taken to Versailles; for three months I struggled with death; at last, as I seemed to cling to life, I was ordered to the South.
"An old gentleman," continued the concierge, "a stanch follower of the Bourbons; he had an only daughter, who married M. de Villefort, who had been the king’s attorney at Nimes, and afterwards at Versailles."
The carriages that drove up to the door were compelled to turn, to avoid a fountain that played in a basin of rockwork,—an ornament that had excited the jealousy of the whole quarter, and had gained for the place the appellation of "The Little Versailles."
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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.