What is Versailles an example of?
According to Schmidt, to our modern eyes, Versailles is a perfect example of baroque and rococo architecture. But, said Gudek Snajdar, the French of the time would not have considered it baroque.
What does the word Versailles mean?
Name. The argument over the etymology of Versailles tends to privilege the Latin word versare, meaning “to keep turning, turn over and over“, an expression used in medieval times for plowed lands, cleared lands (lands that had been repeatedly “turned over”).