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Today, Versailles is one of France’s most popular tourist attractions.
  a wealthy suburb of Paris; or the palace built there by Louis XIV when Versailles was the capital city
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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.
  • As a mob chased her, Marie-Antoinette escaped Versailles through a secret passage.
  • When I was called down to the guidance office at the end of last period, I took my sweet time getting there so I could admire the decorations that made the music hall look like the palace of Versailles.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory

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  • To call the place an anthill would be like calling Versailles Palace a single-family home.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • We went past the Villas at Versailles, which, if anything, looked even more expensive.
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine
  • By dusk they are west of Versailles.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • The legacy of Versailles!
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • You could have powdered her and drawn a beauty mark on her face and she might have been a lady-in-waiting at Versailles with her white skin and pink checks, her stammering gaiety.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Do you know how to get to Versailles?
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code

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  • The living-room was crowded to the doors with a set of tapestried furniture entirely too large for it, so that to move about was to stumble continually over scenes of ladies swinging in the gardens of Versailles.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • He had time to note a genuine Roman statue in a corner, sepia photographs of the Parthenon, of Rheims Cathedral, of Versailles and of the Frink National Bank Building with the eternal torch.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Versailles, Poincot, book-seller; and Paris, Pissot, bookseller, Quai des Augustins.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Therefore, when Sunday came, the mender of roads was not enchanted (though he said he was) to find that madame was to accompany monsieur and himself to Versailles.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • To the right loomed the Palace of the Tribunal, the lush papal residence rivaled only by Versailles in its baroque embellishment.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The school had been largely rebuilt with a massive bequest from an oil family some years before in a peculiar style of Puritan grandeur, as though Versailles had been modified for the needs of a Sunday school.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • As I had nothing more to do at Versailles, I went to Auteuil, and gained all the information I could.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • As a youth he had accompanied embassies to Versailles and Rome; he had fought in the wars in Austria; he had been in Jerusalem.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • de Versailles for coffee.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • Let me tell you, Versailles is a small, small town.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • I’m sure you have heard of the French aristocracy and the Court of Versailles.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Archer did not accompany his son to Versailles.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • 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.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • 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?
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Up in Stockholm Peterson had failed as a small manufacturer of shoe polish and now possessed only his formula and sufficient trade tools to fill a small box; however, his new protector had promised in the early hours to set him up in business in Versailles.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Some were gentlemen who felt strongly, like his lordship himself, that fair play had not been done at Versailles and that it was immoral to go on punishing a nation for a war that was now over.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • From among the landscape books he took the volume on Versailles he had borrowed from the Tallis library.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • At Versailles or in Paris the Sun King had one nobleman to hand him his stockings, another his shirt, in his morning levee.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • I think he saw me as a traitor to Versailles.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Fashion, art, architecture-ah, Versailles!
    James Patterson  --  Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • "And Versailles—the King’s Gallery is some such gorgeous room, is it not?"
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • The gardens were arranged to emulate those of Versailles, and amidst the terraces and groves there are some huge allegorical waterworks still, which spout and froth stupendously upon fete-days, and frighten one with their enormous aquatic insurrections.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • The mob may sack Versailles; the Trianon may fall, but surely the minuet—the minuet itself is dancing itself away into the furthest stars, even as our minuet of the Hessian bathing places must be stepping itself still.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • Though they journey together one day to Chartres, and another to Versailles, he has the feeling she’d rather be meeting friends for coffee, attending panels at the conference, eating at her favorite bistros, shopping at her favorite stores.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • They were staying at the modest Eden Hotel, because Zenith business men always stayed at the Eden, but they had dinner in the brocade and crystal Versailles Room of the Regency Hotel.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • Put it even that they are like the fishwives who helped to bring back to Paris from Versailles, on that most ominous day of the first half of the French Revolution, the carriage of the royal family.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • The year of my birth marked the end of the Great War; the outbreak of an influenza epidemic that killed millions throughout the world; and the visit of a delegation of the African National Congress to the Versailles peace conference to voice the grievances of the African people of South Africa.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • …occupations of her daily life, her morning toilet, her luncheon, her afternoon nap, assume, by virtue of their despotic singularity, something of the interest that was to be found in what Saint-Simon used to call the ’machinery’ of life at Versailles; and was able, too, to persuade herself that her silence, a shade of good humour or of arrogance on her features, would provide Francoise with matter for a mental commentary as tense with passion and terror, as did the silence, the good…
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • Round the walls ran select views of Pompeii, Venice, Lake Como, and Versailles.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • He wanted very much to see Versailles again; he was very fond of the ancient regime.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • We need not overemphasize imperfections in the peace of Versailles.
    Franklin  Delano  Roosevelt  --  The Four Freedoms
  • In their soft glances, I see what men strove to realize in some Versailles,[482] or Paphos,[483] or Ctesiphon.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • It reminds Lourdes of a photograph she saw once of the famous Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles with its endless ricocheting light.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • I was a minister at the time of the Versailles Treaty and a close friend of Mr. Lloyd-George, who was the head of the British delegation at Versailles.
    Winston Churchill  --  Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech
  • Instead, Ms. Richter and the rest merely craned their necks and stared about a hall whose frescoed ceiling and gilded walls rivaled Versailles’.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • I was a high minister at the time of the Versailles Treaty and a close friend of Mr. Lloyd-George, who was the head of the British delegation at Versailles.
    Winston Churchill  --  Churchill’s Sinews of Peace Speech
  • The one tribute he received was a letter from Versailles, a letter Adams treasured.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • At Gravier’s where they ate, and in the evening at the Versailles or at the Closerie des Lilas Clutton was inclined to taciturnity.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • But the letter to the King must be sent now, if there was to be time for it to reach Versailles, and the inevitable response to return to Canada before the springtime battle with the Americans.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • Put it even that they are like the fishwives who helped to bring back to Paris from Versailles, on that most ominous day of the first half of the French Revolution, the carriage of the royal family.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
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