Second day of the 7 days of festivities held at the Palace of Versailles in May 1664 to celebrate the birth of a son to Louise de La Valliere, mistress of King Louis XIV, engraving by Israel Silvestre, 1621-91, French artist. As Versailles did not have its own theatre, stages were set up around the palace and its gardens for the festivities. Copyright © Collection Particuliere Tropmi / Manuel Cohen

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Second day of the 7 days of festivities held at the Palace of Versailles in May 1664 to celebrate the birth of a son to Louise de La Valliere, mistress of King Louis XIV, engraving by Israel Silvestre, 1621-91, French artist. As Versailles did not have its own theatre, stages were set up around the palace and its gardens for the festivities. Copyright © Collection Particuliere Tropmi / Manuel Cohen

Copyright Collection Particuliere Tropmi / Manuel Cohen

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