Another famous feast that took place in Versailles (yet being built) on the 18 July 1668 was dedicated to Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle ending the War of Devolution. It was called e le Grand divertissement royal & lasted only one evening. Persons who were charged into its preparations were remarkable: Messire le Nôtre was responsible for new wonders of the gardens, Marechal de Bellefond, the first Maître-d’hôtel of His Majesty, managed the supper & the breakfast, while the great Colbert prepared decorations & fire works.
I will certainly make a special set of posts about this magnificent event, Esteemed Readers, for us to re-admire with it together. For now I leave you with the Symphonie des Plaisirs /Symphonie of Pleasures composed by our genius J.-B. Lully for such a glorious & happy event. Dance together!
Vive le Roy! 😊