La Galerie des Batailles, Versailles

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The Galerie des Batailles (French: [galʁi de bataj]; English: "Gallery of Battles") is a gallery occupying the first floor of the aile du Midi of the Palace of Versailles, joining onto the grand and petit appartements de la reine. 120 m (390 ft) long and 13 m (43 ft) wide, it is an epigone of the grand gallery of the Louvre and was intended to glorify French military history from the Battle of Tolbiac (traditionally dated 496) to the Battle of Wagram (5–6 July 1809).
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  • this room has a series of huge paintings depicting the expansion of French military power. The signage is good but the key is to use the audio guide. The only downside is that the paintings are so.....  more »
  • Stunning and mesmerizing. It is part of the palace grandeur which is worth enjoying. The audio guide helps to learn the history about the place.  more »
  • Impressive in scale and detail! The paintings are enormous and expertly done, and there are so many of them!
  • very nice gallery
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