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"Sumptuous, compelling, and packed with delicious details of the characters and salons of the incomparable Versailles, I was utterly and happily transported."

Allison Pataki, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post


"Captivating is the perfect word for BARDEUM’s Decadence & Diversions experience at Versailles! 

Sophie Perinot, author of Médicis Daughter: A Novel of Marguerite de Valois

The BARDEUM Mobile App combines the magic of history, travel and storytelling by allowing visitors to not just see the sites, but step inside their stories. 

Decadence & Diversions is an audiovisual tour of the King's Grand Apartments at the Palace of Versailles

Welcome to the glittering Palace of Versailles on the starlit night of February 25, 1745. King Louis XV of France is hosting a lavish ball to honor the marriage of his oldest son. Anyone may attend, as long as they are costumed and masked! 

But the State Rooms are abuzz with rumors that the handsome and virile king, bored with his Polish-born queen, also hopes to meet his next royal mistress—an official, and powerful, position within the Bourbon court. Among the revelers vying for the opportunity is a huntress in disguise, a beautiful commoner named Jeanne Antoinette Poisson. Is this the night her life will change forever?

Step Inside the Story of the famous Yew Tree Ball, and accompany our “Goddess Diana” through the sumptuous rooms of the King’s Grand Apartment as she searches for the greatest prize of all—the heart of a king.

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Leslie Carroll Author



Author of twenty-one books in three genres including the acclaimed Marie Antoinette Trilogy. Also an Audie Award Winning Voice Actor.

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