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Versailles, place of scientific demonstrations

Versailles, place of scientific demonstrations

The Hall of Mirrors, where the electrical discharge experiment took place in 1746.

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The Queen's Android

The Queen's Android

Marie-Antoinette's dulcimer player, forerunner of the robot.

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The places of science in Versailles

The places of science in Versailles

Immerse yourself during few minutes in two centuries of history and twenty places of science at the Palace of Versailles

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Sciences and power in Versailles

Sciences and power in Versailles

Versailles was the official seat of the absolute monarchy for a century and the palace supervised the sciences in France.

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First launch of a hot-air balloon at the Palace of Versailles

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Pineapples were acclimated in the king’s vegetable garden in 1733.

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A life-size Indian’s mannequin was used to teach the young princes about people who lived in faraway lands.

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Parmentier proved to the court that potatoes did not carry disease.

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A scalpel was crafted specifically to operate on Louis XIV, without anaesthesia.

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