THE CLASSICAL PERIOD IN FRANCE

History of Architecture
Tuesday January 28, 2020 4:00pm
Presenter:Marta Gonzalez
Sala Marbella in the Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella

During the reign of the Bourbon kings, specially Louis the Sun King, Louis XIV, France reaches a period of splendour known as the Classical Period.  His reign of 72 years and 110 days is the longest of any monarch of a major country in European history.

A detailed explanation of the uniqueness of the French Style will be given with several examples of its development which culminates in the construction of the palace of Versailles . Along with architectural information there will be references to the historical timeline of the House of Bourbon.

Dome Les Invalides , Paris by Jules Hardouin-Mansart


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