Versailles

Louis XV's official mistress leaves the shadows, as restoration of her Versailles apartment reveals secretive life

Madame du Barry, whose life is the subject of a new Netflix film, was born into poverty and sold trinkets on the streets of Paris before joining court circles in her 20s

The splendour of the Palace of Versailles springs up in the Middle East

Objects recalling palace life in its pre-revolutionary pomp go on display at the Louvre Abu Dhabi

Trio of French exhibitions will celebrate the late artist Christian Boltanski this month

Shows at the Centre Pompidou, Louvre and the Palace of Versailles explore the life and works of the conceptual artist

Versailles goes virtual as French government launches digital programme to help history students on lockdown

The palace’s online platform will offer virtual reality experiences and a Game of Thrones-themed quiz

Château de Versailles buys back €4m royal commode that left France after Louvre missed its royal mark

The piece of furniture by Bernard II van Risenburgh, which left for the US almost four decades ago, was commissioned by Louis XV for his stepdaughter