On Location at the Palace of Versailles

Close-up of Chandelier in Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles © iluvcinema.com

Oh, l’ironie!

At the time I was scheduling this blog post, I had not known that a couple of weeks later I would have the opportunity to see  Les Adieux á la Reine or Farewell, My Queen at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (please look out for review later this week).

To get iluvcinema.com’s ‘French’ week started (you should detect a pattern with the posts), let’s take a look at another entry in my travelogue – the magnificent Palace of Versailles just outside of Paris.

As I learned yesterday during the Q&A session following the film, this landmark is the most expensive place to shoot in France and you can only shoot on Mondays (the only day that it is closed to the public).

I guess this bit of information means that the following films faves of mine are in quite exclusive company:

Shoes at the Versailles Gift Shop © iluvcinema.com

And before anyone asks about Sofia Coppola’s Marie-Antoinette, NO, I have not seen it.

Let me know what you thought of this film, or any film that I might have missed, in the comments field below.

Que plus tard …

* forgive the poor French, I studied Spanish in school (thus, the translations are courtesy of Google Translate).


  1. Wow, that’s interesting to learn about filming at the Palace of Versailles. I’ve recently taken a stronger interest in France’s relationship with some of the big films of 2011. I look forward to reading more about France and film this week on your site.

  2. I’ve actually been to Versailles with my late mom when I was 13 but didn’t remember much about it, ahah. I’d love to go back to Paris one day and would definitely visit this place again.
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  3. Zinedine says:

    I am trying to convince my wife to go to Paris and visit France in general. This post will help me in succeeding hopefully!
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