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Thursday, May 17, 2012

A little piece of Versailles in your daily commute

Those of you who take the RER C on a regular basis might soon be lucky enough to ride in one of the six newly-decorated "Chateau de Versailles" cars that will soon be circulating.




The project is a joint effort between the SNCF, the city of Versailles and the château, and they used high-res photos to create film panels that were then screwed into place. There are seven different themes: The Hall of Mirrors, The Battles Gallery, The Temple of Love, The Queen's Chamber, The Grand Trianon, Charles X's Royal Carriage and Louis XVI's Library.  The SNCF estimates your chances of riding in there as 1 in 5. 


 Here is a short video done by France 3 explaining the project (in French):

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6 Comments:

Blogger Paulita said...

How clever. Tourists could just visit the train cars and skip the actual Palais de Versaille! I think it would make the commute a little easier, until I tired to sit in that armchair that is only a picture.

May 17, 2012 at 1:41 PM  
Blogger Evolutionary Revolutionary said...

Haha! This is hilarious!

May 17, 2012 at 2:32 PM  
Blogger Aspiring Kennedy said...

I am going to have to start taking the RER C on a more regular basis now. Being surrounded in that much opulence would make the commute much more bearable.

May 17, 2012 at 9:50 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Nice, but any bets of how long before it is covered in graffiti?

May 18, 2012 at 7:12 AM  
Blogger Animesh said...

So cool! Looking forward to them now :)

May 19, 2012 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger miss b said...

What a great idea - I love Versailles and this would make the ride so much more pleasant for tourists and commuters too. Great little video explaining the project.
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May 24, 2012 at 10:56 AM  

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