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Stroll Through the Palace
The Palace of Versailles holds genuine treasures unknown to visitors, with secret passages, rooms, private apartments, bathrooms and other hidden places. Apartments belonging to kings, queens, mistresses and courtiers in this royal residence, a symbol of French absolutism and artistic and cultural influence, reveal everyday life in the Court and key events in the history of France.
Secret doors, small pathways, very private appartments... the Palace has some hidden places where the sovereigns liked to withdraw in order to escape the burdens of the Court. Another history of Versailles, surprising and intimate, is written in these unknown places.
Marie-Antoinette at Trianon
In 1774, the Queen received the Petit Trianon as a gift from Louis XVI. The Estate became her own kingdom. Free from official etiquette, she created a world that better suited her personality and the fashions of the time.