Marion may have been part of the panel of visitors questioned in 1981 during a survey designed to gain a better understanding of the Palace’s visitors. Individual visits accounted for 75% of all visits, compared with 25% in groups; 65% of visitors were foreigners, notably Europeans (41%), and 60% were visiting Versailles for the first time. For 33%, the visit lasted between half an hour and one and a half hours, but 12% spent more than four hours in the Palace and the park.
This picture comes from another family visit in 1981. My father took the picture as we all posed: my uncle Antoine, my mother Claude, my brother and sister, Paul and Camille, and me. All three of us were dressed in the same way, it was our Sunday best.
I often look at these photo albums. I don’t have a precise memory of everything. With the photographs, you feel like you remember