discover the secrets of the queen in her domain of the petit trianon
Tragic heroine ? Fashion icon ? Who was the real Marie-Antoinette ?
Le Petit Trianon is for the queen an intimate place and also a place of parties, performances, and meetings. Fleeing the etiquette and protocols of the court, she liked to take walks and entertain at her personal palace. A magical place, marvelous decorations and furniture, we will discover her palace and her British garden. Le Petit Trianon launched a new art of living.
We will discuss her childhood in Vienna, her arrival at the French court in Versailles, her difficulties within the court, but also her extravagant clothes inspired by Rose Bertain, her beauty secrets, her love for Count Fersen and her passion for the theater.
Loved and admired, the queen was at first appreciated by the French people. But when the revolutionary spark was ignited, the people became agitated, and Marie-Antoinette, who was very beautiful, always created jealousy. The pamphlets of the era described her as a villain queen, nicknamed "the Austrian," "a nymphomaniac," or the "deficit queen."
“The necklace scandal” did not help to stop the fall of her family and soon they were on their way for the Tuileries...
Group visits : by reservation
The visit can be followed by Café Angélina, for a chocolat tasting of "african" chocolat, a drink very much appreciated by the queen.