Philippe II duc d'Orléans, Gilles-Marie Oppenord, Palais-Royal, 18th Century France, Roman Baroque, Court architecture
Architectural History and Criticism | Architecture
Philippe II, duc d'Orléans and his architect, Gilles-Marie Oppenord, embraced the grand goût style and recast the Palais-Royal as a surrogate Versailles. This shift imagined the Palais-Royal as the center for royal power during the Regency period. This article traces the ways in which renovations from 1713 until 1723 transformed the Palais-Royal. While Louis XV moved the seat of power back to Versailles, Paris remained the center for French politics thanks to duc Orléans and Oppenord.
Bédard, Jean-François, "The Refurbishment and Renovation of the Palais-Royal during the Recency" (2018). Full list of publications from School of Architecture. 242.
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