Unlike the Italian the french did not completely reject the Gothic movement, they created a style of their own. The Renaissance in France were highly affected by the monarchial authority that had being rapidly increasing in power. Artist like Calude Lorrain bring to live the arts in france creating masterpieces such as the Landscape with caste and peasants. The Louis however are the more influential in french architecture and arts . The splendors of Versailles such as the hall of mirrors designed by Jules Hardouin- Mansart for Louis XIV. This hall over looks the park from the second floor and stretches thru most of the central block.  Hundreds of mirrors set into the wall opposite of the windows illuminate and extend the hall.



Chateau de Chambord


French Renaissance trunk

French Renaissance furniture



louis chairs