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Chateau de Versailles, Marie-Antoinette's Village, visit

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Practical Information

Date :
All year long

Category :
Exhibitions and Tours

Theme :
Architecture

Interest :
Tourism

Field :
Visits and Tours

Schedules and Prices


Admission prices :
- Full price : 10 €
- Reduced price : 6 €
- Up to 18 years : Free

Closed on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December

Address :
Domaine de Marie-Antoinette - Domaine national de Versailles
place d'Armes
78000, Versailles

FRANCE

Phone Number :
01 39 24 88 88


Website :
http://www.chateauversailles.fr/domaine-marie-antoinette

Mood : To gaze in wonder

Additional Information
Temporary closures in low season, November to March, enquiries + 33 01 30 83 78 00
Gares de Versailles Rive Gauche (RER C, a 10 minute walk), Versailles Rive Droite (from Paris Saint-Lazare, a 15 minute walk), Versailles Chantiers (from Paris Montparnasse ou La Défense, an 18 minute walk)

Description

The Queen's house.

Marie-Antoinette had her own house, the only one roofed with tiles. The ground floor consisted of a dining room, with a guard room, lounge and gaming room upstairs.

This house, luxuriously appointed by Georges Jacob and Jean-Henri Riesener, was connected to the billiards room by a wooden gallery. Flower pots with the Queen's motif were arranged on the stairs, made of St. Clement's earthenware (produced in Lorraine).

The intimate friends that Marie-Antoinette invited to the little village enjoyed all the conveniences. The barn (now demolished) was used as a ballroom, and it was possible to procure a boudoir, near the Queen's house. There was also a mill with its waterwheel, the keeper's house, the dovecote and the warming room (kitchen).

Contrary to popular belief, this hamlet was not just a picturesque pleasure park, but a real working farm, run by a farmer, whose products supplied the castle's kitchens.

Practical Information

Date :
All year long

Category :
Exhibitions and Tours

Theme :
Architecture

Interest :
Tourism

Field :
Visits and Tours

Schedules and Prices


Admission prices :
- Full price : 10 €
- Reduced price : 6 €
- Up to 18 years : Free

Closed on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December

Address :
Domaine de Marie-Antoinette - Domaine national de Versailles
place d'Armes
78000, Versailles

FRANCE

Phone Number :
01 39 24 88 88


Website :
http://www.chateauversailles.fr/domaine-marie-antoinette

Mood : To gaze in wonder