ACUDB - Hotel des Menus Plaisirs

Built at the command of Louis XV to house the organization responsible for preparing royal ceremonies and festivals, the Hôtel des Menus Plaisirs in Versailles is most famous as the site of the Estates General in 1789. During the Revolution, it served variously as a courthouse, barracks, and bread distribution center. Much of the historic building was destroyed in 1800, when the property was sold to a private citizen. Today, the site is home to the Centre de Baroque Musique de Versailles.