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The Hôtel des Menus-Plaisirs

The Hôtel des Menus-Plaisirs is an hôtel particulier in Versailles.


The Hôtel des Menus-Plaisirs was constructed under Louis XVI of France to house the activities of the Menus-Plaisirs du Roi, an organization in charge of royal ceremonies and parties. The hôtel is best known for hosting the Estates-General of 1789.

During the French Revolution, it served as a courthouse, barracks and center for the distribution of bread. After it was purchased by a Mr. Dubusc in 1800, many of the historical rooms, including the assembly hall of the Estates-General, were torn down. Today, it houses the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles.