Domaine de Marie-Antoinette

Palace in Versailles

Northwest of Versailles’ main palace is the Domaine de Marie-Antoinette. Admission includes the pink-colonnaded Grand Trianon, built in 1687 for Louis XIV and his family to escape the rigid etiquette of the court; the ochre-coloured 1760s Petit Trianon, redecorated in 1867 by consort of Napoléon III, Empress Eugénie, who added Louis XVI–style furnishings; and the 1784-completed Hameau de la Reine, a mock village of thatched cottages where Marie Antoinette played milkmaid.

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