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  Petit Trianon - The cave of Marie-Antoinette.
by breughel

By itself this small artificial cave located between the "Belvedere" and the "Orangerie" (N° 9 on the tourist map of the ?Field of Marie-Antoinette?) has nowadays nothing charming but the Queen liked to take refuge there near the small pond which is overlooked by the "Belvedere".

She was indeed in the cave on this afternoon of October 5th, 1789 when a page brought a message announcing that the Parisian rioters, mainly women and some revolutionary leaders disguised as women, were marching on Versailles and that she was requested at the castle.
King Louis XVI had been meanwhile found in the woods where he was hunting as usual.
Some members of the royal council advised them to flee Versailles but the King, as always, hesitated.
It was the last day in Versailles of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette. The beginning of their tragic end.

Address: Domaine de Versailles, Petit Trianon.
Directions: In the garden behind the Petit Trianon palace.
Phone: +33 1 30 83 78 00
Website: http://www.chateauversailles.fr/

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  • Updated Oct 28, 2013
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