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An afternoon in the private estate of Marie Antoinette – the Petit Trianon and hamlet

Free cancellation
Duration: 3 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

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What to expect

Spend an afternoon exploring the private life of Queen Marie-Antoinette in Versailles including the Petit Trianon and the Hamlet!

During this three-hour tour, you’ll visit the Petit Trianon, an exquisite private palace set in a luxuriant garden where Marie Antoinette spent much of her time. You'll see her private theatre, one of the most remarkable venues in the entire estate. You’ll also wander through the queen’s ersatz Normandy village, featuring a vineyard, a dairy, and a vegetable farm, specially built for her to simulate the healthy simplicity of country life. With your expert and entertaining guide, you'll have the rare opportunity to really make the period and the personalities come to life by continuing your visit into more exclusive areas. Upon leaving the main palace behind, distance the crowds and access areas reserved for the private lives and loves of the royalty.

With a diamond-encrusted key, Louis XVI offered his wife Marie Antoinette an escape from the ritualized public life she found so suffocating. This key unlocked the small Petit Trianon palace, sheltered from gossip and criticism, where she could feel free. Follow in her footsteps, through her English gardens and into the place she called home. The furniture and decoration authentically represent the queen’s own taste and favored craftsmen. You’ll be able to take a peek at Marie Antoinette’s private theatre, a hidden jewel of Versailles, installed so the queen herself could star in popular plays applauded by her fashionable ladies-in-waiting!

Just down the path from the richly adorned palace, Marie Antoinette commissioned a replica rustic village, evoking Normandy with its thatched cottages and dairy herd. Here she appreciated the informal atmosphere and healthy air, and indulged in pastoral amusements.

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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

Social distancing is enforced

Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected

Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors

All gear/equipment is sanitised between use

Visitors are required to bring and wear masks

Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks

Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above

Location

Pavillon Dufour of the Chateau de Versailles, Versailles, France

Meeting point:

Outside the entrance to the Restaurant Ore, in the courtyard of the chateau. When facing the Palace, on your left, you will see a sign for entrance A. Go towards it and don't join the queue, go to the left of this wing of the palace. Here you will see the entrance to Ore. Your guide will meet you next to the entrance. They will be wearing their guide card on an orange lanyard.

When

  • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability

Provider

Memories France

Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.