LAYOUT OF THE STATE APARTMENTS
The antechambers were waiting rooms for guests, supplicants and attendants, but could also be used for dining. The audience rooms are where state business was conducted and where individuals seeking an audience were received. Only high-ranking guests and members of the family were allowed as far as the state bedroom, which constituted a marked difference to the Palace of Versailles, where the Sun King's bedroom was open to the public. The splendor of the decor increases from room to room, all the way to the small cabinet for only the most private conversations.