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Afternoon in the Petit Trianon & Estate of Marie-Antoinette

Learn about the life of Marie-Antoinette, visit the hidden jewel of Versailles, the private estate of Queen Marie Antoinette and marvel at Marie-Antoinette's Petit Trianon. Book now!

Paris, FRANCE
1 - 25 People
3 hours
€69,90
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Afternoon in the Petit Trianon & Estate of Marie-Antoinette

Learn about the life of Marie-Antoinette, visit the hidden jewel of Versailles, the private estate of Queen Marie Antoinette and marvel at Marie-Antoinette's Petit Trianon. Book now!

About this activity

Visit the hidden jewel of Versailles, the private estate of Queen Marie Antoinette. Spend an afternoon visiting her beautiful private mansion, lovely gardens and personal Normandy style village, all tucked away in the magnificent gardens of the Palace.

During this three-hour tour you’ll visit the Petit Trianon, an exquisite private palace set in a luxuriant garden where Marie Antoinette spe...

Visit the hidden jewel of Versailles, the private estate of Queen Marie Antoinette. Spend an afternoon visiting her beautiful private mansion, lovely gardens and personal Normandy style village, all tucked away in the magnificent gardens of the Palace.

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 won’t want to miss 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, arranged for her to simulate the healthy simplicity of country life.

Over 4 million people annually visit the Palace of Versailles, but for nearly 90% of the visitors the experience is limited to the State Apartments and the distant perspective of the gardens. With your expert and entertaining guide, you 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, explore the surprising atmospheres and art hidden in the garden’s many groves. Distance the crowds and access areas reserved for the private lives and loves of 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 represents the queen’s own taste and favored craftsmen. You won’t forget 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.

After covering all this ground and acquiring new perspectives about the meaning and impact of Versailles, you’ll be glad we arrange private chauffeur transfer back to the Versailles station, where you’ll catch the direct train back to Paris.

We speak

English

Category

Tours

Additional Information

A reasonable amount of walking is involved, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes
This tour is not wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund

What's included

Guided visit to the beautiful gardens of Versailles
Guided visit to the Petit Trianon, Marie-Antoinette’s private mansion
Guided visit Marie-Antoinette’s personal gardens, private hamlet and farm
See her private theatre, known as the ‘jewel of Versailles’
Chauffeur driven ride from the Petit Trianon to the Versailles train station for your return journey to Paris
Expert, English speaking guides
Groups limited to 25 people or fewer
Headsets when appropriate so you can always hear your guide
Transportation tickets from Versailles to central Paris by RER train

What's not included

Hotel pick up/drop off
Gratuities (optional)

Meeting Point

Meeting point: Café d'Orléans, in the courtyard of the chateau. Château de Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles. When facing the Palace, on your left, you will see a sign for entrance A. Go towards it and don't queue, go straight to the left of this wing. Once you have reached the building, you will see the entrance to the Café d'Orléans Your guide will meet you next to the cafe entrance. Drop-off/End Point: Return to RER C station in Versailles going to Paris.