"L'ameublement de la chambre de Louis XIV à Versailles de 1701 à nos jours". Lacaille, 2013 page. Keep in mind that since the country's Vigipirate security laws have gone into effect (post-terrorist attacks there is a security check at the entrance to the grand courtyard prior to the palace's security entrance; large bags are not allowed. Also at Oxford Art Online (subscription required). For the city of Versailles, see. The attic storey has square windows and pilasters and crowned by a balustrade bearing sculptured trophies and flame pots dissimulating a flat roof. The new wing was completed in 1780. "Trying to avoid them can make your pictures look clumsy." For more travel inspiration, check out the below photo gallery showing some of France's most beautiful places. Lacaille, 2012 pages. The creation of the German Empire, combining Prussia and the surrounding German states under William I, was formally proclaimed in the Hall of Mirrors on January 18, 1871.