The Palais Royal is a building in Paris. It was once a palace of the French royal family. It was built in the 1630s by Cardinal Richelieu to hold his art collection. When Richelieu died in 1642, it became the property of the young King Louis XIV. It was successively the property of the Dukes of Orléans and later Marie Antoinette before being destroyed in 1870 during the Franco-Prussian War.
From 1649, the exiled Henrietta Maria of France and her daughter Princess Henrietta lived here. The two had escaped England during the English Civil War. They were sheltered here by King Louis XIV, who was Henrietta Maria's nephew.
In 1692, when the Duke of Chartres (future Regent of France) married Françoise Marie de Bourbon, the King gave the Palais Royal to his brother, Philippe of France, Duke of Orléans, "Monsieur".
Louis Philippe I, future King of the French, was born here. He was the son of the young Philippe Égalité and his wife Louise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon.
Louise Henriette de Bourbon also died here. She was married to Louis Philippe, Duke of Orléans. The future Louis Philippe I was also born here.
- ↑ Le Palais-Royal 2006, p. 2.
- ↑ Le Palais-Royal 2006, p. 7.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Le Palais-Royal 2006, p. 9.
- Lambert, Guy; Massounie, Dominique (2006). Le Palais-Royal [The Palais-Royal] (11 x 22,5 cm). Itinéraires (in French). Paris: éditions du Patrimoine. p. 104. ISBN 978-2-75-770104-1. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
- Château de Saint Cloud the country residence of the Dukes of Orléans, destroyed in 1870.
- House of Orléans the family most associated with the building.
- Satellite image from Google Maps
- Palais Royal – Louvre district - current photographs and of the years 1900
- Virtual Paris Archived 2006-12-07 at the Wayback Machine- Photos of Palais-Royal and VR views
- Panoramic View of Palais Royal @ Places of Interest Archived 2009-09-19 at the Wayback Machine