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Yes, it was created to appear as a working village for the benefit of the queen. Despite that - or because of it - this is a glimpse into the life of a prominent figure in French history.
Note: this review is strictly for Hameau...More
The smaller of the two Trianons on the grounds of Versailles, completed in 1768, it provided Louis XV and Madame du Barry privacy away from the main palace. Then later it became more closely associated with Marie-Antoinette as an escape from the rigors of life...More
We especially enjoyed seeing this private retreat that the Queen enjoyed with her friends and ladies in waiting. It is actually cozy in contrast to the massive palace in the distance. The gardens are beautiful and a bit more wild in comparison to the formality...More
Le Petit Trianon was lovely! Far fewer crowds than Versailles palace, it was easy to navigate and there was plenty of space to stop and enjoy the beauty. I could really envision Marie Antoinette spending time there and hosting her friends. I like that the...More
Although smaller in name, there is still plenty to see in le Petit Trianon.
The extensive renovation works are noticeable but there is still plenty to see in the rooms that are open.
The grounds are extensive, calming and immaculate.
Well worth the long walk...More