Louis built a palace even more magnificent than Fouquet's--the glorious palace of Versailles. He used the same architects, decorators, and garden designer.

from Robert Greene – Law 1: Never Outshine the Master - Interpretation of Transgression on Rap Genius


He also copied much of the design of Vaux-le-Vicomte as well. Although most of the artists that worked on Fouquet’s chateau also worked on Versailles, many of them remained faithful to Fouquet. Though many people expressed support for Fouquet, the painter Charles le Brun whom Fouquet had supported so greatly, abuptly abandoned his work on the dome at the entrance of Vaux-le-Victome and offered a gift to Colbert the day of Fouquet’s arrest.

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