The quarry of Royal Red marble is in Haumont in Belgium. It is a crystalline limestone, with organisms and shell fragments among a fine paste ranging from a pinkish colour to beige. Bright red in colour, this marble is recognised by its white calcite marks. This marble is used a lot on furniture and decoration, and can be found in the Versailles Palace and the Louveciennes Palace.
The marble is also called "Louis XIV Red" marble coming from the taste Louis XIV had for this marble. Versailles Palace being a beautiful example of this.