Find here a selection of guide and books for adults and kids to prepare or extend your visit to Palace of Versailles.
A kid’s guide to the Palace de Versailles for adults by Nicolas Milovanovic (Le baron perché Editions, 2010)
Objective Versailles : The guide to family visits by Liliana Tinoco and Brunhilde Jouannic (Actes Sud Junior, 2011)
Versailles Visitors’ guide (Art Lys, 2000)
Versailles A World Heritage Site: Travel Guide of Versailles, Palace and Park by Jérôme Sabatier (2014) – Kindle edition
Versailles: Complete Guide by Simone Hoog and Daniel Meyer (Editions D’Art, 1993)
It Happened In Versailles! A guide to the Court of France and The Chateau de Versailles (It Happened Here!, 2014)
A Day at Versailles by Yves Carlier and Francis Hammond (Flammarion, 2014).
Versailles: A Three-Dimensional Expanding Pocket Guide by Nina Cosford (City Skylines, 2013).
Discover one of the world’s most famous palaces with this exquisite cut-paper pocket guide. Unfolding to a length of 1.5 metres and presented in a beautiful slipcase, the guide features sumptuous rooms and magnificent treasures such as the Hall of Mirrors, the King’s Room, the Grand Trianon and the Queen’s Hamlet. Each illustration is accompanied by a short description, making this the perfect souvenir.
Palace of Versailles by Bruno Le Normand and Christian Heinrich (Moonlight Publishing, coll.First Discovery/Art, 2008). Spiral-bound.
Spend a day with Louis XIV in his magnificent palace. Afterwards take a walk in the huge palace gardens adorned with splendid statues and magnificent fountains.
Palace of Versailles (Castles, Palaces & Tombs) by Linda Tagliaferro (Bearport Publishing, 2005).
The Orange Trees of Versailles by Annie Pietri (Yearling, 2009). [Kindle Edition]
When Marion Dutilleul enters the service of the Marquise de Montespan, she never imagines that her ability to recognize scents and to blend them into perfumes will win her the favor of Louis XIV’s mistress. But the marquise quickly has the young girl creating new perfumes for her. Eager to please and hopeful that her olfactory gifts will win her recognition, Marion concocts memorable fragrances. Then, to her horror, credit is bestowed on someone else. Marion feels betrayed.
Now Marion opens her eyes and ears (in addition to her nose!) and realizes that beneath the splendor of palace life is a place teeming with deceit. To survive, she must use her keen sense of smell not to create perfumes, but to thwart those who would do her -and one of France’s beloved monarchs- great harm.