Versailles Places - Trianon Palaces

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From the royal court, roam freely on the various circuits of the château, then traverse the small gardens and woods, and head to the pleasure palaces: the Grand Trianon was once reserved for the king and his family. The Petit Trianon was created at the time of Louis XV, who had it built for his mistress, Madame de Pompadour, and it was given to Marie-Antoinette by his successor, Louis XVI. At her request, a new garden area, the Hameau de la Reine (Engl. Queen’s hamlet) was built. Anyone who has a thing for English-style landscaped gardens will find particular joy here. And maybe think of the Queen, who particularly liked to go for a walk there.

The Grand Trianon

This is a large garden house in the gardens of Versailles uniquely constructed in 1687. It is also called a pleasure pavilion, where the royal family could escape from the strict court etiquette. Pink marble is used to build this building and due to the pink marble panels that graced the opulent façades of the palace, it was previously referred to as the “Marble Trianon.” King Louis XIV has overseen its construction by himself and once it was completed, he used it as a private residence to spend time with his secret wife.
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The Petit Trianon

This is a small pleasure pavilion built between 1762 and 1768. This building is square and has four different facades. This royal masterpiece is a symbol of King Louis XV’s passion for botanical science. He invested much of his time in this. Later, this building was a gift from Louis XV to his mistress Madame de Pompadour. She died before the building was finished, he simply occupied the building with Madame Du Barry, another mistress. In 1775, Marie-Antoinette owned the building, and she (of course) had it expanded.
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The Queen’s Hamlet

The queen’s interest in the pleasures of country life led to the creation of The Queen’s Hamlet. The model village had a windmill, a dairy, a dining room, a salon, a billiards room, and a boudoir. It was designed in the style of typical rustic Normandy architecture. Marie-Antoinette utilized the hamlet for promenades and entertaining visitors, despite the fact that it was principally set aside for the education of her children.
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Trianon Palaces Entry Hours

Tuesday – Sunday from 12 PM to 6:30 PM (High Season)

Tuesday – Sunday from 12 PM to 5:30 PM (Low Season)

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