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Versailles 🏰

Of Power and beauty -

Salut à tou.te.s,

In 2023, the Château de Versailles is celebrating its 400-year anniversary with a full year of shows and parties on the site. Quite an appropriate hommage to the palace that has seen some of the most (in)famous historical figures, and witnessed some of the key historical moments of modern European history. (Subtitles are available in French and English by clicking on the CC button on the YouTube control bar).

Erratum: Louis XIV decided to move from the Louvre to Versailles only in 1660, not in 1623 as stipulated in the video. He was certainly omnipotent, but still wouldn't have been able to make such a decision fifteen years before his birth…

Related episodes: Louis XV, la Révolution française, la French Touch

Join this week's conversations:

- Tuesday October 31, 2023

- Sunday November 5, 2023

Bonne semaine et à bientôt,



Pick-a-book 📚

Should you be interested in reading a new French book with the group, here are the new options you can choose from:

Word of the week, "pouvoir", verbe et nom masculin

• Avoir la capacité/possibilité de. ⇄ can · be able to (do something)

• Capacité de faire quelque chose ; fait de disposer des moyens permettant une action. ⇄ power · ability · capacity


- Visit Versailles:

- (fr) Arte's "Versailles - Le palais retrouvé du Roi-Soleil":


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