Baroque Architecture in France
It is truly no wonder that once Charles II returned to the monarchy that he set about importing much of the style and decor of France. I have tried to gather a few examples of some of the most notable works of architecture in France. Of course, it goes without saying that the most well known work of Baroque architecture is Versailles. Versailles wasn't the splendor it was known for right away, it evolved into one of the most opulent and intricate palaces of the world. With it's brightness and splendor it was easy to see how the "Sun King" called Versailles his own.
1. Vaux-le-Vicomte (1612-1670) - Yes, the beautiful home of the ill-fated Nicolas Fouquet.
2. Chateau de Blois (1635-38)
3. Maisons Palace (1612-70)
4. Paris, College des Quatres-Nations (1662-72)
5. Paris, Val-de-Grace (1645-1710)
6. Paris, Saint-Sulpice (1646)
7. Versailles, Marble Court
8. Versailles, The Queen's Staircase (1679-81)
9. Versailles, The Salon of Peace, 1678
10. Versailles, Room of The Bull's Eye 1682-1701
11. Versailles, The Salon of Hercules (1722-1735)
12. Versailles, The Apollo Fountain (1668-70)