"The Petit Trianon and its park are linked to the memory of Queen Marie-Antoinette. She is the only queen to have imposed her personal taste on Versailles. Sweeping away the old court and its traditions, she insisted on living as she wished. In her Trianon domain, which Louis XVI gave her in 1774, she found the heaven of privacy that enabled her to escape from the rigours of court etiquette. Nobody could come there without her invitation." via Chateau Versailles
A taste of elegance. When I went to the Trianon instead of taking wide angle photos of the scope and beauty of the gardens, surroundings and architecture. I was intrigued by the details, the colors, the textiles...
I took these photos years ago when we went to Versailles for Christmas. The line to go inside the chateau of Versailles was incredibly long. As French Husband and I had been there numerous times, though our children never had, we knew going inside when there was a crowd such as there was, would only mean we would see little, and feel as if we were a herd racing through.
The first time I went to Versailles French Husband took a photo of me alone in the hall of mirrors. Never have I been that lucky again.
So instead of going to the Chateau of Versailles we went to the Grand and Petit Trianon.
Marie Antoinette's Dresses
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