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October 09, 2011

Attend a Chasse Royale á Versailles

Nicolas Lancret, The Picnic after the Hunt. Oil on canvas c. 1740. The National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.)

An event is being held today in the forest of Versailles, yes, a Chasse Royale! But you can attend if you want, admission is free because it is all happening in....Second Life!

Versailles has recently been rebuilt in Second Life and the entire space is very impressive.  The design of the building and even the textures are spot on. Worth logging in and checking out the building and gardens.

And here is your official invite!


Sa majesté très chrétienne Louis XV par la grâce de Dieu Roi de France et Navarre vous invite à la chasse royale qui aura lieu dans la forêt de Versailles ce dimanche à partir de 8 heures (8 PM SLT)

His most christian Majesty Louis XV by the grace of God Kind of France and Navarre invites you to his royal hunt which will take place this Sunday (9th) starting at 8 PM (SLT).

Historically accurate riding habit required!

Check it out:
Here are some pictures from June's Chasse Royale:

Chasse Royale á Versailles, Second Life. June 20, 2011. Photo by Mercury Gandt.

Chasse Royale á Versailles, Second Life. June 20, 2011. Photo by Mercury Gandt.

And inside Versailles:

Grand Salon de Musique, Second Life. October 2, 2011. Photo by Le Marquis.

You can also visit Marie Antoinette's Petit Hameau, and of course, Petit Trianon!
Petit Tiranon, Second Life. October 3, 2011. Photo by Paul François de La Vauguyon.
Reader Francois de Quelen has been kind enough to share an album dedicated to Versailles in Second Life with us! Check out the album here: Versailles Collection. Here is an image from the collection:

The Great Hall of Mirrors, Versailles, Second Life. September 14, 2011. Photo by Francois de Quelen.

Be sure to share your thoughts on Versailles in Second Life if you get a chance to visit it!


  1. Hey there, I'm a current user of Secondlife, and part of the court of Versailles in it. At court I'm known as Francois de Quelen, and I generally take pictures of the accurate rooms, and interesting parts of the structure. I have some of my pictures uploaded in this Album, "Versailles Collect"

    I hope you enjoy!
    Best Regards!

  2. "Versailles Collection"*

  3. @Anonymous wonderful! Thank you for sharing that link and the images!

  4. Wow, this looks much better than I thought it could. I guess second life is improving. I have seen a replica of Versailles in 2L on youtube some years ago and thought it was awful, but this looks really good. Have to post your side in our Marie Antoinett e Forum, if you don't mind!

  5. @The Lady Ship I thought the same thing! I know there have been many upgrades and this recent 'palace of Versailles' is newly constructed on the site.

    Please share away! :o)

  6. Just an update, I heard that the October hunt was well attended! Hope some of you got to stop by and check it all out!