The Hall of Mirrors

Designed to dazzle Louis XIV’s visitors, the hall of Mirrors is a passageway and a meeting place frequented by courtiers and the visiting public. 73m long and 10.50m large, the gallery glorified France's political, economical and artistic of France: 30 paintings by Le Brun adorning the vault illustrate the King’s glorious history during his first 18 years of personal reign, 357 mirrors reflect the skills of the mirror-glass factory created by Colbert, and 17 windows look out on Le Nôtre Great Perspective.