with Artlys’ éditions, 2016
15,5 x 23 cm, 160 p. ; 8,00 € TTC
ISBN : 9782854956443
available in english and french
The Petit Trianon is one of the most refined places in Versailles. The work of the architect Ange Jacques Gabriel, it was given to Marie-Antoinette by Louis XVI in 1774. Far from the rigid protocol in effect at the Château de Versailles, the queen could modify the residence and its grounds according to her tastes.
Completely restored a few years ago, the Petit Trianon now unveils its multiple facets : the luxury of the royal apartments is offset by the simplicity of the service quarters ; the orderly French Garden makes way for the rustic decor of the Queen’s Hamlet.
Lavishly illustrated, this guide features complete descriptions of each of the rooms of the Petit Trianon and of the exterior spaces. It invites the reader into magnificent settings that bear witness to the aesthetic choices of the queen and the princesses who succeeded her.
The history of the Petit Trianon
The Petit Trianon
The service quarters
The main floor
After more than three years of restoration work, the Queen’s State Apartment is being reopened to the public, providing a great opportunity to revisit three of the Palace of Versailles’ key female characters: Marie-Antoinette, who lived in the Queen’s State Apartment, Marie Leszczynska and Madame de Maintenon.