Grand Trianon Palace, Versailles hosts exhibition celebrating 300th anniversary of Russian Tsar Peter the Great’s visit
This new exhibition, ‘Peter the Great, a Tsar in France. 1717’, is a collaborative undertaking by the Château de Versailles and Russia’s famous State Hermitage Museum. Around 150 pieces will be on display, including paintings, sculptures, items of decorative art, medals, maps, books, manuscripts and scientific instruments.
Visitors will be taken step by step through the Russian ruler’s visit from April 21 to June 21, 1717. The son of Tsar Alexis Mikhaïlovitch stayed at the Grand Trianon palace during his time in France. The trip had political and economic objectives, but it was also a source of inspiration for the Tsar who had been introducing modernising reforms in Saint Petersburg since 1703. He intended to take the best aspects of the French kingdom and adapt them to his own empire. Read More via Luxuo.