Tour of the Queen's Chamber

Virtual tour of the Queen's Chamber at the Palace of Versailles in 360°

The Queen's Bedchamber

The Queen’s Chamber was the most important room of the Queen’s State Apartments under the Ancien Régime. This is where the Queen spent most of her time: when she got up she would receive the ladies of the Court and take audiences during the day.

This is also where the heir to the throne was brought into the world. 19 Princes and Princesses of the Realm were born here, including Louis XV and Louis XVII.

Jewellery cabinetPalace of Versailles

Jewellery Cabinet

This exceptional cabinet shows the queen’s taste on the eve of the Revolution. This sumptuous piece of furniture involved the work of the greatest artists of the period.

The Queen's Escape

The two doors under hangings on either side of the bed give access to the Queen’s private chambers, small rooms reserved for the Queen’s private life. On the morning of 6 October 1789, Marie-Antoinette took the door on the left to escape from the rioters who had invaded her apartment.

StoolPalace of Versailles

Stool

This stool was part of the winter furnishings in the Countess of Artois’ chamber at Versailles, delivered in 1773. The Countess of Artois’ four folding stools are presented in the Queen’s Chamber’s because they are almost identical to those delivered for the future Dauphine, Marie-Antoinette.

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