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The Tuileries Palace Seen from the Seine

Nicolas Jean-Baptiste Raguenet French

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Various vessels sit near the arched Pont Royal, the bridge crossing the river Seine at the Tuileries Palace. It was there, at eight o’clock in the morning, that visitors could board a small barge that would take them to Saint-Cloud or Sèvres; from those points it was a "most delightful walk to Versailles," according to the British travel writer Sacheverell Stevens. At a cost of only four sols per passenger in 1716, the journey by water was the least expensive option.

The Tuileries Palace Seen from the Seine, Nicolas Jean-Baptiste Raguenet (French, 1715–1793), Oil on canvas

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