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"Petit Trianon - Female inspiration!" Petit Trianon castle Tip by Jerelis

Petit Trianon castle, Versailles: 15 reviews and 26 photos

  The front facade of the Petit Trianon.
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  • The front facade of the Petit Trianon. - Versailles
      The front facade of the Petit Trianon.
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  • A bedroom inside the Petit Trianon. - Versailles
      A bedroom inside the Petit Trianon.
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  • A capital at the Petit Trianon. - Versailles
      A capital at the Petit Trianon.
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This creation of Marie-Antoinette's Estate is part of the Grand Versailles project that aims most notably to show Versailles'contrasts: Classical and Baroque, destitution and extravagance, male inspiration from Louis XIV and female inspiration from Marie-Antoinette to Madame Pompadour, to name just a few. The Petit Trianon and its gardens are inseparably linked from Marie-Antoinette: she was the only queen who imposed her personal tastes on Versailles, scoffing at Court traditions. In the Trianon estate, which Louis XVI gave to her in 1774, she found a haven of privacy that allowed her to escape from the rigours of Court Etiquette. No one could enter without her personal invitation.

I vistited the Petit Trianon just after I had an intensive look at the Grand Trianon. Did I feel myself lonely at the Grand Trianon ... right at the Petit Trianon it became even worse. No one in sight, no where to be seen! Where were all those bus loads of tourists? At least not right here. The Petit Trianon marks the start of the Neo-Classical style. The ground floor is organised around a central vestibule and a staircase of honour. The first floor comprises: an antechamber, a large dining room, a small ding room, a living room, a boudoir of Cabinet and the Queen's Room.

Address: Versailles, Yvelines
Directions: As a part of the Marie-Antoinette's Estate it can be found at far end, the North East section of the park of Versailles. It's a 35 minute walk.
othercontact: Fax: 01 30 83 78 88
Phone: 01 30 83 78 00

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 4, 2008
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