Palace of Versailles

The period of Versailles' splendor ended with the French Revolution, which broke out in 1789.

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King Louis XVI returned to Paris, and the palace, deprived of its royal court, began to decline. There were proposals to demolish the palace, eliminate the gardens, and give the area to agriculture.

However, this idea was not implemented, the revolutionaries were content only with ransacking the palace, and stealing furniture and works of art, which were later found throughout Europe and America.

Attempts were made to organize a museum, a school, and a hospital in the palace, but they failed. Napoleon ordered the most urgent repairs and saved the palace from ruin.