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  • 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.

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