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 appartement 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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  • 33 huge paintings, 13 bronze tablets and 80 busts glorify French military history through almost 15 centuries. The names of princes, admirals, constables, marshals and warriors killed or wounded... 
    33 huge paintings, 13 bronze tablets and 80 busts glorify French military history through almost 15 centuries. The names of princes, admirals, constables, marshals and warriors killed or wounded...  more »
  • This room was amazing with all the paintings stone busts, and marble work. It was cool to see how the paint aims depicted the battles and the people involved in them. Again there was so much... 
    This room was amazing with all the paintings stone busts, and marble work. It was cool to see how the paint aims depicted the battles and the people involved in them. Again there was so much...  more »
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  • It is a spacious hallway which depicts the battles in French history by artistic drawings that are hung on the wall. The outside passage consists of sculptures which are related to French history. It is yet another section not to be missed at the Versailles Palace.
  • Amazing gallery with huge portraits that seems to commemorate certain events. The area was very spacious and the lighting was just right for looking at the paintings. There were a few seats but it was mostly standing room. It wasn't as busy as the main palace area. We just happened upon the room while following the way out.

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