Versailles - Hall of Mirrors

Close up of the golden Versailles Gates.

Client: Chateau de Versailles

Location: Hall of Mirrors, Chateau de Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France

Built to impress this Baroque styled gallery exuded intimidating power through its elegant grandeur and played a pivotal role in great historic events. The Grande Galerie also known as the Galerie des Glaces is the main feature in this former royal residence, Chateau de Versailles.

The curators at Versailles have a great need to protect the impressive “French” made mirrors, as well assisting to guide the visitors that come to admire them. The Chateau’s feature rooms also need to be cleaned and maintained with ease and the magnificent parquet flooring protected. Absolute have worked with the Curators for many years and always aspire to present elegant product solutions to meet these needs.


The Product Solution:

To protect the walls without obscuring the exquisite mirrors, Absolute's Freestanding Barrier 400mm in grey, with matching grey Elasticated Cord, discreetly does its job by blending in with the environment and then tugging gently on a leg when a visitor becomes to inquisitive.

For directing visitors, particularly in light of more recent enhanced visitor safety needs, the Freestanding Q Barrier, finished in stainless steel, offers the flexible solution needed while lending their own mirrored reflections.

In some areas the Q Barrier does double duty protecting exhibits or sectioning of spaces. Freestanding and portable this product easily adapts to a variety of uses.

Both barriers feature protective pads on the base, which allows them to stay securely in place without marking the handsome parquet floors.

The Hall of Mirrors at Versailles, featuring the Absolute Freestanding Q Barriers.

As featured

Chateau de Versailles utilised the Freestanding Barrier 400mm in grey and Freestanding Q Barrier, in stainless steel with grey Elasticated Cord.

Palace of Versailles - Hall of Mirrors, France.
Looking out from a window in the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles.
Grand chandeliers hanging in the Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles, featuring Absolute Freestanding Q Barriers.

Freestanding Barrier 400mm

400mm Freestanding Barrier (stanchion) in Grey.


Freestanding Q Barrier

1000mm Freestanding Q Barrier (Stanchion) in stainlesss steel.


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