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Marie Antoinette's treasures up for auction in Paris

17 October 2012 Last updated at 06:46 BST

Personal items once belonging to the 18th Century French Queen Marie Antoinette are to be sold at auction in Paris.

Many of the treasures under the hammer were seized from the royal palace at Versailles and give a glimpse of the decadent lifestyle of the country's monarchy prior to the French Revolution.

Christian Fraser reports from Paris.