Lost in the Corner of Versailles: Our Visit to Marie Antoinette’s Hamlet

Travel & Personal
August 24, 2016

Most people make a stop at Versailles during their time in Paris, its a staple for tourists and undeniably grand in every way. Less known in the far corner of Versailles is Marie Antoinette’s hamlet where the Queen had an entire peasant village built around a pond by architect Richard Mique. Marie would dress as a shepherdess and gather her friends to play in the town, enjoy the gardens and spend time in a retreat of her own away from the tiresome duties of the court. The oasis was abandoned after the French Revolution but was remodeled and opened to the public in the 1990’s.

Our visit to the tucked away gem was on typical summer day in the gardens. We strolled through, enjoyed the scenery, a sweet treat and (naturally) spent lots of time stopping and visiting the animals around the grounds.

It has a different pace than the rest of the grounds, even during the busy summer weekend. A true stay + wander.

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