Marie Antoinette’s estate
Marie-Antoinette’s estate, brings a touch of intimacy and of the countryside to Versailles, appreciated by leaders from Louis XIV to Charles De Gaulle, not forgetting the enchanting and legendary Queen Marie-Antoinette herself…
Alongside the Grand Canal, Grand Trianon was the Sun King's country house, for those moments when he grew tired of Versailles’ golden splendour. In this marvellous building with its pink marble architecture designed by Mansart, the King would arrive accompanied by ladies for whom he organised light meals, games and boat trips. After the revolution, Napoleon and later Louis-Philippe stayed here. Later still, Charles De Gaulle made it a reception venue for entertaining visiting foreign heads of state.
However, the very heart of the estate is naturally Petit Trianon, built by Gabriel for King Louis XV and which is remembered above all for Marie-Antoinette: missing the freedom of her childhood, the young queen created a simple and familiar setting here, where she invited her friends, play acted and above all lived free, far away from the constraints of the Royal Court.
She was the one who arranged for the planting of the English garden, a fashionable landscaped park dotted with little buildings which were a delight to walk out to, and charming little shelters which have been superbly restored over recent years. As a continuation to this, we find the famous Queen's Hamlet which was also designed for her, and where authentic peasants living in attractive rustic homes brought the countryside to her very door.
Every day throughout the year.
Closed on Monday.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.
During high season: Marie-Antoinette's Estate is open from 12:00 noon to 6:30 p.m. (access to interior areas until 5:45 p.m.) from Tuesday to Sunday except for certain holidays or official ceremonies.
During low season: Marie-Antoinette's Estate is open from 12:00 noon to 5:30 p.m. (no admission after 5:00 p.m.) from Tuesday to Sunday except for certain holidays or official ceremonies.
Adult: 12 €.
Free entry for children < 26 years, children accompanied by an adult, teachers, people with reduced mobility, disabled people, disabled people and accompanying persons.
Group rate available for > 30 people.
Free for people under 26 years old from European Union
Free for people under 18 years outide of the European Union
Free for disabled person and an accompanying person
More ticket options available :
- The 1 day pass includes the entire estate (Gardens + Trianons)
- The 2 days pass includes the entire estate (Gardens + Trianons) for two consecutive days.
Free the first Sundays of each months from November to March).
- Picnic area
- Exhibition space
- Coach access
- Tourist brochures
- Tourist information
- Guided tours
- Fast food
- Temporary exhibition
Contact detailsMarie Antoinette’s estate
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