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Trianon Palaces and Marie-Antoinette's Estate

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Trianon Palaces and Marie-Antoinette's Estate features in these preplanned City Guides:

5-day Paris City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Marie-Antoinette's Estate is like walking into a fairy tale
  • Remarkable palaces

Time required: 180 minutes

Phone: +33 1 30 83 78 00

Web site: http://en.chateauversail...

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
April 1 - October 31: 12 noon - 6:30pm
November 1 - March 31: 12 noon - 5:30pm
Monday: Closed
Jan 1, April 5, May 1, Nov 1 and Dec 25: Closed

Admission:

Ticket type Charge
General: 10 €
Under 18: Free
EU citizens of ages 18-25: Free
First Sunday of each month from Nov to March: Free

Public transport:

  • RER C5: Rive Gauche station

Address: Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles

Things you need to know:

  • Grand Trianon and Petit Trianon are a larger and a smaller palace next to the Palace of Versailles
  • Grand Trianon was commissioned (1687) by Louis XIV to have somewhere to retreat from the strict étiquette of Court life
  • Petit Trianon was designed by the order of Louis XV for Madame de Pompadour, his long-term mistress
  • Grand Trianon was also the home of Napoleon and his family
  • Marie-Antoinette's Estate is much like a country hamlet where Louise XVI's wife found a simple life away from the formality of Court

What to do there:

  • To get to the Trianon Palaces, be prepared to walk a lot (around 30 min.) or take the "Petit Train' (return ticket: 6,5 €)
  • Start your visit at Marie-Antoinette's Estate
  • Continue to the Petit Trinanon palace
  • Finish your visit at the Grand Trianon palace

Tips & Insights:

  • The Trianon palaces are much less crowded than the main palace
  • If you only want to visit the Trianon Palaces and Marie-Antoinette's Estate you can purchase your ticket at these sites

 

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