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Napoleon's 'car' collection on display at Versailles

A coach and its harnessing system are displayed in La Gallerie Des Carrosses, which reopened on May 10 in the former stables of the palace of Versailles.

A funerary coach for Louis XVIII, draped in black and white silk velvet.

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IF NAPOLEON had lived to see the year 2016, he might be zipping across the French countryside in a Bugatti. Yet that US$2.6 million beauty wouldn't warrant a test drive compared to the rides he sported back in the 18th and 19th centuries: fully gilded carriages with crimson...

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