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Louvre - on the map

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Although Louvre was situated in the capital and considered to be the royal palace, Louis didn't like it and always tried to move from it. Louvre was situated in the middle of that dirty loud Paris, if was surrounded by beggars and prostitutes, it was half-fortress and Louis had unpleasant associations because of Fronde. On the other hand he restored it and turned that half-fortress into a palace. He also tried to make Paris a livable town.


© Elena Steingrad     2000 -

the image of Louis XIV in the menu is taken from PC-Game "Versailles II" created by Cryo Interactive Entertainment. See the description of that game under "Software" for more information.