Monday, February 24, 2014

Petit Trianon home to Marie Antoinette's heart

Marie Antoinette's little court of her heart
Those lucky few that were part of Marie Antoinette's inner circle were allowed to visit Petit Trianon with her. A gift from her husband in 1774 the Petit Trianon was originally built for the King Louis XIV mistress Madame de Pompadour. She died before it was completed and Madame du Barry his next mistress enjoyed it. Marie Antoinette used it as an escape from the pressures of court life and it is a little Neoclassical jewel right on the grounds of Versailles. 
It is my favorite spot to visit at the Chateau , for me, its appeal is the human scale of the retreat and the setting. I think when the Queen visited she was more herself and relaxed.
Have a Pink day!


  1. I have had the pleasure of visiting the Petit Trianon - so pretty and hardly anyone was there when we visited . I guess they did not want to walk and walk to it but ... so worth it !!!

    1. There is a shuttle now from main chateau and more people go plus places to eat around it and shuttle also goes by the lake with the swans.


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