Official Description courtesy of the Louvre
“Three main chronological and stylistic sequences make up the visitor trail:
- 1660–1725: Louis XIV’s personal reign and the Régence
- 1725–55: development of the rococo style
- 1755–90: return to classicism and the reign of Louis XVI.
Particular care has been taken in refurbishing period rooms in order to provide a clearer understanding of this luxurious art of living. This approach to exhibition design, adopted by some history museums in the nineteenth century, enables the reconstruction of the finest inventions of interior decorators and master craftsmen in their natural setting, such as the salons and library of the Villemaré residence, the drawing room of the Château d’Abondant, and the ceremonial bedchamber of the Hôtel de Chevreuse.”
The new galleries are exquisite and well worth a visit.
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