This week theme.
Palace of Versailles, one of the largest and most opulent castles in the world. The King’s Chamber (left), opulent decor of gold and silver brocade on a crimson ground forms a backdrop to paintings chosen by him. In this chamber that Louis XIV died on 1 September 1715 after reigning for 72 years. Adjacent to the King’s Chamber is the Council Study (right), decorated in sumptuous wood panelling.