In the meantime, Tour de France devotees will still have visions of Versailles and the Alpe d'Huez to sleep on.
It was really wonderful, after Versailles, where something could be on a much more intimate level.
This week: We learn Versailles was a pigsty, Virginia Woolf despised writing articles, and money is very dangerous.
of uncertain origin; perhaps from Latin versus "slope." Originally a hunting lodge built by Louis XIII; made into a palace 17c. by Louis XIV.
Note: It is the site of the Palace of Versailles, which was built by King Louis xiv in the seventeenth century and was the royal residence for over one hundred years.
Note: The French Revolution began in Versailles, when mobs stormed the palace.
Note: The Treaty of Versailles, signed in 1919, officially ended World War I.