Walk in the domain of Marie-Antoinette at Versailles

A walk inside the domain of Marie Antoinette in the gardens of the castle of Versailles.

The area of the Palace of Versailles is huge. In this tour we will focus on the domain of Marie-Antoinette made up of the Petit and Grand Trianon, a park and the Queen's famous hamlet. After this visit, you can reach the main Castle but the distances are important and it's too much for one day. This part of the castle is already very large and sufficient in itself.

The starting point is located in the Saint-Antoine door which is not the main Castle but which is the closest entrance to the estate of Marie-Antoinette. There is a small car park before the entrance (free on Sundays)

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Duration: 4 h.

The plan of the park

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The plan of the park
The domain of Marie Antoinette is located inside the park of the Palace of Versailles. They built two small castles next to the big Palace only for their weekends! You can get into the park for free, but there is a fee to access to the domain of Marie-Antoinette.

The entrance of the Marie-Antoinette estate

The entire domain is closed and there aren’t many doors.

'The Queen''s Hamlet'

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'The Queen''s Hamlet'
'The Queen''s Hamlet is formed by a group of houses which constitute a small Norman peasant village with its thatched roofs. The Queen passed from time to time to play the farmer''s wife, the animals were washed when she came.'

The Tower of Marlborough

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The Tower of Marlborough
The Tower of Marlborough is a sort of beacon that had not great interest in this artificial village. I

The Petit Trianon

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The Petit Trianon
The Petit Trianon is a gift from Louis XVI to his wife Marie-Antoinette. Marie Antoinette loved this castle to get away from the Court.

The Petit Trianon gardens

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The Petit Trianon gardens
Next to the French garden there is a lovely little theater where the Queen played herself.

The English garden

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The English garden
Take the time to walk around and visit.

The Grand Trianon

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The Grand Trianon
The Grand Trianon is older than the Petit Trianon, it was built under Louis XIV. He served as a place of relaxation in order to move away from the pomp of Versailles.

'Louis-Philippe''s living room'

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'Louis-Philippe''s living room'
This place was the bedroom of Louis XIV before being converted under the first French Empire by Napoleon.

The alley Saint-Antoine

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The alley Saint-Antoine
Very long straight driveway that runs along the field of Marie-antoinette.

The Grand Trianon - main entrance

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The Grand Trianon - main entrance
The other name of the Grand Trianon is the Trianon of marble.

Small dining room

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Small dining room
You can visit the Interior of the Petit Trianon in a quarter of an hour, it is not very big.

The Grand Canal

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The Grand Canal
You can also walk for free in the spectacular gardens of the Palace of Versailles.
Start of the walk (Google Maps)

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