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Versailles

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Definition a wealthy suburb of Paris; or the palace built there by Louis XIV when Versailles was the capital city
  • 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.
  • Archer did not accompany his son to Versailles.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • They visited the, Rodin Museum, sat through afternoon mass at Notre-Dame, took a bus out to Versailles.
    Tim O'Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • The legacy of Versailles!
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • 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
  • 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
  • To call the place an anthill would be like calling Versailles Palace a single-family home.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Hidden Oracle
  • 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
  • Fashion, art, architecture-ah, Versailles!
    James Patterson  --  Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • 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
  • 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
  • "And Versailles—the King's Gallery is some such gorgeous room, is it not?"
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • Do you know how to get to Versailles?
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • I'm sure you have heard of the French aristocracy and the Court of Versailles.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • Let me tell you, Versailles is a small, small town.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • 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
  • 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
  • The one tribute he received was a letter from Versailles, a letter Adams treasured.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams

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