Salle des Croisades

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Salle des Croisades, Versailles.

The Salle des Croisades ("Hall of Crusades") are a set of rooms located in the Palace of Versailles.

The rooms were created in the mid-19th century by king Louis-Philippe, and opened in 1843, at a time when France was seized with enthusiasm with its historical past, and especially the Crusades period.[1] The rooms are filled with over 120 paintings related to the Crusades.[1] King Louis-Philippe included the names of the thousands of family whose ancestors went to the Crusades, encouraging many forgeries at that time.[2]