Galerie d’Apollon

Louis XIV was long associated with Apollo, the Greek God of the Sun. This chamber of The Sun King is richly appointed with gold embellishments.

Charles le Brun was the painter to the king and charged with designing the decorations. The ceiling is adorned with a painting of Apollo riding his chariot across the sky.

In addition to the references to Apollo, there are also 28 portrait tapestries of kings and artists who built and embellished the Louvre palace over the centuries.

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