By JOE SULLIVAN AUSTRALIA: This year, we celebrate the life of the most famous villa in the world: The villa Victoire, the second largest in the Villas of Villa Victory, a collection of six palaces located in the hills of France, just south of Paris.
Built by King Louis XIV in 1812, Victoire was a royal residence that was one of the first of its kind to house royal families and became one of France’s most popular residences.
When the French army marched into Paris in March 1815, it took the house of Louis XVI hostage, forcing the king to sign a peace treaty with the French royalists.
Victoire’s owners were able to stay with their people for six months, and by December, they had a new home.
Victorious owner Jacques de Villiers, who would become the first king of France to live in a royal villa, had built the palace himself.
After a brief period as the King’s Private Secretary, he moved into the palace and took on the role of the King of Villiers.
Villiers became the first French king to live on the royal estate and, by the time he died in 1818, the palace was fully restored.
The palace was named after the King, and, with the help of the French government, it was rebuilt to include all the amenities of a royal mansion, including a theater, theater, chapel, theatre and garden.
In 1827, a new owner purchased the palace, and in 1840, a second owner, the Marquis de Villier, moved into Victoire.
He made the entire estate one of his palaces.
It is now the home of the Royal French Academy of Fine Arts.
This is a real estate article by Joe Sullivan, who covers real estate for The New York Times.
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